TITLE

Philatelic Fun Facts:

AUTHOR(S)
Cartier, Ray E.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Mekeel's & Stamps Magazine;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles Hezarfen Ahmed Celebi, a Turkish born inventor of manned-powered flying machine. By the age of nineteen, Celebi had studied da Vinci's drawings of flying machines. He made some innovative corrections after watching an eagle in flight, and built a set of kite-like wings. Celebi jumped from the top of the Tower of Christ and landed in front of Sultan Murad IV. The sultan was impressed with this feat and ordered that Celebi be given 1,000 gold coins as a reward for this most unusual birthday present.
ACCESSION #
22500569

Tags: CELEBI, Hezarfen Ahmed;  FLYING-machines;  HUMAN powered aircraft;  FLIGHT

 

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