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What was the First ever Flight ?

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Asked by TRUTH SEEKER, 13 Oct '12 03:10 pm
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Without islam and its influence on learning during the medieval period, there would have been no renaissance in Europe, and europe would have remained in the dark ages for quite a while longer. quite a few muslims that i have met have also been ignorant of this fact, which slightly baffles me.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 13 Oct '12 03:15 pm

 
  
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The ninth century Muslim Berber inventor Abbas Ibn Firnas covered his body with vulture feathers and 'flew faster than a phoenix" according to a contemporary poem. Despite a lack of contemporary accounts and the similarity to Icarus, it is still considered by John Harding to be the first attempt at heavier-than-air flight in aviation history.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 13 Oct '12 03:13 pm

 
  
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Ismail ibn Hammad al-Jawhari (died ca. 10031010), a Muslim Kazakh Turkic scholar from Farab, attempted to fly using two wooden wings and a rope. He leapt from the roof of a mosque in Nishapur and fell to his death.
Answered by anil garg, 13 Oct '12 05:43 pm

 
  
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