Flashback To 1967: African Schoolteacher Sanderson Chirambo And His Man-Powered Aircraft “Limba IV”

FLASHBACK: African schoolteacher Sanderson Chirambo is with his man-powered aircraft “Limba IV” on the road at Glenara Estates African School, 10 miles from Salisbury, Rhodesia on March 15, 1967, before his attempt to become the first man to fly successfully a man-powered aircraft. His machine  – a  bicycle fitted with a 12 foot aluminium wing and tailplane – failed to leave the ground. After the attempt Sanderson shook his head sadly and said: ““It’’s the same problem I’’ve faced all along. It’’s much to heavy.”

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