DEC 17, 2018 11:50 PM PST

The Strangest Flying Machines

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

The 20th century was filled with strange flying machines, here are a couple 1. The Caspian Sea Monster, one of the largest planes in the world to fly in 1966 2. The Avrocar, a prototype for a planned supersonic saucer 3. M2-F1, a giant engineered machine that could fly without wings 4. The HZ-1, an aerocycle flying machine developed in the mid-1950s by de Lackner Helicopters also known as the YHO-2 and was an American one-man "personal helicopter". 5. Gossamer Albatross, which was a human-powered aircraft built by American aeronautical engineer Dr. Paul B. MacCready's company AeroVironment.

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About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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