The Cayley Glider

Contributed by Yorkshire Air Museum

This faithful recreation of Sir George Cayley's pioneering glider, "The Governable Parachute", was built for an Anglia television documentary which aimed to prove that Cayley's original could indeed fly and become the world's first man-carring aircraft. It did indeed fly across Brompton Dale, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The replica, historic in its ownn right, in addition to what it represents, can be seen at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York. It is one of the items featured in the CBBC Relic Trail.

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