The Daily Beast rounds up seven more, from the glider King to the flying taxi inventor.
Occasionally someone climbed over it or crashed through it or dug under it, or made himself a glider and flew through it.
Lilienthal, “the glider King,” was the first person to make repeated, successful flights on a glider.
He had brought his Police Positive pistol with him from the glider, and a tear gun.
He'd flown before, on the commercial lines, but he'd never been in a glider.
The 'Bat,' as Pilcher named his first glider, was a monoplane which he completed before he paid his visit to Lilienthal in 1895.
After this, Pilcher began to make plans for fitting an engine to his glider.
One was the elevating plane by means of which an upward or downward motion of the glider was obtained.
He ordered built for him a glider of his own design for this particular purpose.
The glider had disappeared—all I could see was the floodlight.