George R. White attempted to make the first successful bird-like flight in history. White is in his foot-propelled, wing-flapping, motorless ornithopter. It crashed on the test flight, but it was later improved. Photographed September 21, 1927.
Photo is from State Library and Archives of Florida.
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I would like to see a strap-on backpack ornithopter developed, so that people could fly around like Hawkman.