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Clip from Aussie Inventions that Changed the World  |  Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  The History Channel  |  August 5, 2019

Lawrence Hargrave became the first-ever person to be lifted off the ground by a heavier than air device in a vertical take-off. Using a strong gust of air to propel him into the sky, Hargrave made aeronautical history by lifting himself four metres above the ground - providing aviation with an essential element for powered flight: a stable wing surface that provided lift. Consequently, all early aeroplanes adopted Hargrave’s design, making him one of the most influential pioneers in aviation his

Lawrence Hargrave became the first-ever person to be lifted off the ground by a heavier than air device in a vertical take-off. Using a strong gust of air to propel him into the sky, Hargrave made aeronautical history by lifting himself four metres above the ground - providing aviation with an essential element for powered flight: a stable wing surface that provided lift. Consequently, all early aeroplanes adopted Hargrave’s design, making him one of the most influential pioneers in aviation his

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