The Paper Age And Ancient Flight

1992, 22:00 minutes, English


It was in Egypt 4000 years ago when mankind first developed the aircraft. Using the pyramids as launch pads, ancient civilizations used papyrus, or paper, to construct simple yet effective means to travel through the air. While researching pyramid construction, William Deiches stumbled unsuspectingly on to secret plans for hot air balloons and hang gliders. With over three hundred scale models built from paper he has been recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records, Who's Who in the World, and the Rolex Awards for Enterprise for his theories on ancient flight. Mr. Deiches takes the viewer on a bold flight back in time to what he has called the paper age.

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