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Offline warsitz

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THE WORLD'S FIRST JET PILOT
« on: November 24, 2009, 12:22:50 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Warsitz . There is also a video of the He 178 with audio commentary by my father, inclusive written translation in English, under http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFirstJetPilot#p/u/3/nneZgRkpskU

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Re: THE WORLD'S FIRST JET PILOT
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 09:46:21 PM »
Warsitz-Hello, and welcome!
Does your post mean that Henri Coanda's plane did not fly in 1910? I've always been unsure if it ever got off the ground.
Shawn A.

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Re: THE WORLD'S FIRST JET PILOT
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 10:25:51 PM »
Hello Shawn,

the Coanda deserves also its important place in aviation history - it was a motorjet and did a short leap into the air, not a real flight as flying a pattern/circuit and then land, but it was a short flight and therefore of great importance.

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Lutz

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Re: THE WORLD'S FIRST JET PILOT
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 04:13:38 AM »
Wecome Lutz and thanks for sharing your info! That is certainly a heritage to be proud of for sure. Glad to hear from you!
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Re: THE WORLD'S FIRST JET PILOT
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 02:17:50 AM »
Very, very cool and interesting. Excellent video editing too!

 



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