Louis Paulhan

Louis Paulhan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Isidore Auguste Marie Louis Paulhan, known as Louis Paulhan, was a pioneering French aviator who in 1910 flew "Le Canard," the world's first seaplane, designed by Henri Fabre. Louis Paulhan's career began from making model aircraft. Stationed in Paris as a balloon pilot during his military service, he won a competition in which the first prize was to be a full-size construction of the winning design. His model was so complex that instead he was given a Voisin airframe. With the help of family and friends, he obtained an engine and taught himself to fly in 1908. He was issued with French pilot licence No.10. Fairly quickly, he established himself as gifted aviator. Paulhan took part in many airshows, including Douai in July 1909, where he set new records for altitude and duration, covering 47 km, and Rheims, where he crashed. In Lyon, flying a Farman, he broke three records: Height, speed nd weight carriedshow more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135698273
  • 9786135698275