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Aurel Vlaicu (1882 - 1913) - engineer, inventor, airplane constructor and early pilot

Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:46 PM

Born in Binţinţi, near Orastie.
High schoolof Orastie and Sibiu.
1902 - enlists the Polytechnic School of Budapest.
Inventor, engineer at the Opel car factory in Rüsselsheim.
June 17, 1910 - Vlaicu managed to break ground with its first aircraft, "VLAICU I"
August 16, 1910 - successfully fly at a height of 100 meters.
December 1910 - begins the construction of "VLAICU II"
September 13, 1913 - collapses and dies near Băneşti village. He was trying to cross the Carpathians, to attend the Astra celebrationsin Orastie.