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Paul Tissandier

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Paul Tissandier (1881-1944)

1881 Born the son of Gaston Tissandier

Paul Tissandier was born in Paris February 19, 1881. He died on March 11, 1945. He was the son of Gaston Tissandier, who was also famous in ballooning & airships history.

Paul was first a balloon pilot, secondly an airship pilot and finally a plane pilot. He was the second pilot-pupil of Wilbur Wright.

He was granted License n° 10 bis on September 16, 1909.

Together with Charles de Lambert, he was involved in the construction of hydro-gliders.

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