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Catalog Number 00282
Object Name Glider
Description Primary Training. Said to have been the only one of its type ever built and flown without a crash within the borders of this state. Its fabric removed, the framework has been suspended from the some in the rotunda of the historical building. Its wing spread is 30 feet, it is 16 feet from tip to tail. The glider was completed in August 1932 and was flown successfully about 300 times in the following three years. It often attained a height of 800 or 900 feet after it had been pulled into the air at the end of some 1,200 feet of rope attached to an automobile. Richard Frazee and Roger Cook built most of the framework at home. Finishing touches were put on the craft in the shop classes of Lincoln High School. Frazee estimated the cost of the finished glider at $125. It was displayed in the Ford exhibit at the State Fair in 1933.
Source Frazee, Richard & Cook, Roger R.
Received Date 09/01/1943