Otto Lilienthal’s First Film

28 February 2016


Back in 1891 Otto Lilienthal became the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights.  However, film was not an option (it was in its infancy to say the least) but he was certainly photographed from many angles. Now, finally, we can get a real feeling of what his flights looked like. Johannes Hogebrink saw something special, used a very modern version of cut and paste and created this amazing record of Lilienthal’s ‘first film’.  Extremely cool.


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