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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

French town celebrates Romanian Traian Vuia’s - and the world's - first self - propelled flight

French town Montesson on Friday celebrated 110 years since Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer Traian Vuia flew a self-propelled plane heavier than air for the first time in the world. Luca Niculescu - Romania's Ambassador to France, and Dumitru Prunariu - the first and only Romanian cosmonaut also attended the event.

Vuia was the first to demonstrate that a flying apparatus could rise into the air, driven by a motor and with a man on board.

Over a century ago, on March 18, 1906, Vuia tested his machine on a site in Montesson, near Paris. After accelerating for about 50m, the aircraft left the ground and travelled through the air at a height of about 1m for a distance of about 25m. Unfortunately, the engine blocked, and the aircraft came down, hitting a tree.  The plane was called Vuia I.

The Montesson City Hall hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to Traian Vuia. A model of the Vuia I aircraft is to be added to this collection, according to a Facebook post of the Romanian Embassy in France.

Traian Vuia died in September, 1950, aged 78. Inspiring people: Romanian inventors and discoverers.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: Wikipedia)

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

French town celebrates Romanian Traian Vuia’s - and the world's - first self - propelled flight

French town Montesson on Friday celebrated 110 years since Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer Traian Vuia flew a self-propelled plane heavier than air for the first time in the world. Luca Niculescu - Romania's Ambassador to France, and Dumitru Prunariu - the first and only Romanian cosmonaut also attended the event.

Vuia was the first to demonstrate that a flying apparatus could rise into the air, driven by a motor and with a man on board.

Over a century ago, on March 18, 1906, Vuia tested his machine on a site in Montesson, near Paris. After accelerating for about 50m, the aircraft left the ground and travelled through the air at a height of about 1m for a distance of about 25m. Unfortunately, the engine blocked, and the aircraft came down, hitting a tree.  The plane was called Vuia I.

The Montesson City Hall hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to Traian Vuia. A model of the Vuia I aircraft is to be added to this collection, according to a Facebook post of the Romanian Embassy in France.

Traian Vuia died in September, 1950, aged 78. Inspiring people: Romanian inventors and discoverers.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: Wikipedia)

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