NT2573 : Pilcher's Hawk - a 19thC hang glider

taken 5 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Pilcher's Hawk - a 19thC hang glider
Pilcher's Hawk - a 19thC hang glider
A view from below of Percy Pilcher's hang glider, his fourth and most successful, built in the 1897 and tested in Glasgow, before being flown 250m in Leicestershire to break the world distance record. He planned a motorised version, but was killed while flying the hawk. LinkExternal link
National Museum of Scotland 2016

The museum reopened in July after a major refurbishment. Part of that involved the Science and Technology Galleries, with balconies on three floors overlooking a central space, now occupied by historic aircraft from the Museum of Flight's collection at East Fortune. From the highest [and oldest] are Pilcher's Hawk [1897]; Slingsby T-12 Gull glider [G-ALPA, 1939-40]; De Havilland Tiger Moth G-AEOL [1930s], originally RAF N9510 until it became a civil aircraft in 1955; Beagle Auster A.61 Terrier [G-ARSL, 1960s]; and a Piper PA-38 Tomahawk [G-BGXB, 1979].

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Wednesday, 27 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
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WGS84: 55:56.8083N 3:11.3891W
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