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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

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, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Wikipedia)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

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, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Wikipedia)

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