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The Kite Competition of the Aëronautical Society

Nature volume 68, pages 200201 (02 July 1903) | Download Citation



THE kite competition for the silver medal of the Aëronautical Society of Great Britain took place on Thursday, June 25, on the Sussex Downs, at Findon, near Worthing, by permission of Lord Henry Thynne. The conditions specified that a weight of two pounds as representing the weight of recording meteorological instruments should be carried, and that the medal should be given for the highest flight attained by a single kite above 3000 feet. The altitude of the kites was to be determined by trigonometrical observations.

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