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The History of Civil Aviation

The articles in this section on civil aviation deliberately go back to the time before the Wright brothers. They include the first aeronautical work by Otto Lilienthal, which was made possible by the 'lighter-than-air' technology used on hot-air balloons. The main technological developments all over the world are emphasized by the authors alongside German contributions to the history of aerospace.
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