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New Gliding Record

Nature volume 134, page 176 (04 August 1934) | Download Citation



ACCORDING to a Times correspondent, the world's long-distance record for motorless nights, set up on July 27 by Herr Wolfgang Hirth, who flew to Gorlitz, in Silesia, about 212 miles, in six hours was beaten by Herr Heini Dittmar, of Darmstadt, on July 29. Leaving the Wasser Kuppe at 11.30 a.m., Dittmar reached Liban, in Czechoslovakia, about 235 miles distant, at 6.30 p.m. It was Herr Dittmar's first flight on a new type of glider called the Fafnir No. 2, newly built by the Research Institute for Motorless Flying at Darmstadt.

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