Deutsche Flugpioniermuseum Gustav Weißkopf

Deutsche Flugpioniermuseum Gustav Weißkopf

German Aviation Pioneer Museum Gustav Weißkopf

Plan 6

91578 Leutershausen

Germany

www.weisskopf.de

+49 9823 951-0

Fax +49 9823 951-50

Easter – October

  • Daily, except Saturday 10:00 – 12:00
  • Wednesday and Sunday 14:00 – 16:00

Admission fee

Aircraft collection

 

monoplane “No. 21” (replica)

 

The trained locksmith, Gustav Weisskopf, who renamed himself Gustave Whitehead after immigrating to the USA, developed a flying machine with wings which could be folded back. On 14th August 1901 (two years before the Wright Brothers) Weisskopf is alleged to have accomplished a successful powered flight. Apparently, he flew a distance of approximately 800 metres with his home-made, engine-powered monoplane “No. 21”.The trained locksmith, Gustav Weisskopf, who renamed himself Gustave Whitehead after immigrating to the USA, developed a flying machine with wings which could be folded back. On 14th August 1901 (two years before the Wright Brothers) Weisskopf is alleged to have accomplished a successful powered flight. Apparently, he flew a distance of approximately 800 metres with his home-made, engine-powered monoplane “No. 21”.