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Glider

From the Collection of Australian Gliding Museum 20 Jensz Road Parwan Victoria

Description
Wooden frame, wire braced and fabric covered biplane hang-glider
Object Registration
0014
Keywords
australian gliding, glider, biplane, george taylor, edward hallstrom, charles schultz, narrabeen, first flight
Historical information
The original “Taylor glider” was the aircraft used by George Taylor for the first heavier than air flight in Australia, which occurred on the 5 December 1909 on the beach at Narrabeen, New South Wales. On that historic day the glider was also flown by Edward Hallstrom, Charles Schultz, and Mrs Taylor and Mrs Schultz.

The replicas were built by the Museum to celebrate the centenary of the first Australian heavier than air flight.
Made By
Australian Gliding Museum (Maker)
Significance
The glider is an accurate full size replica of George Taylor’s Glider.
Inscriptions & Markings
None
Last updated
27 Aug 2020 at 2:19PM