Episode 2: Nearly Flightless

A bright blue mechanical bird with stunted yellow wings sits on a pedestal within a museum. This was the first flight simulator, borne from the mind of Edwin Link in the early 1900s. But this machine made of organ and piano parts wouldn’t immediately take-off, no, it had a rocky start. This is its story.

This episode was written, researched, and recorded by Natalie Shoemaker.

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