I received an interesting email the other day and have visited one of the web pages mentioned below. It presents some evidence that Aleksander Mozajski flew a powered airplane some 20 years before Richard Pearse or the Wright Brothers.
I was pleased to look at your web site with the Internet address mactips.info/blog/index.php?p=29 which is doing an excellent job in bringing back to light the New Zealand technical genius, Richard Pearse.
I must, however, mention, that not all suggestions implied by the content of this web page are historically correct. For example, the first person in the world who build a flying aeroplane was not New Zealander, Richard Pearse, but a Polish/Russian inventor named Aleksander Mozajski. Mozajski flew his steam propelled aeroplane as mach as 20 years before Richard Pearse, and 21 years before the Wright Brothers. You can find more details about this Polish/Russian technical genius on several my web pages, e.g. on:
Regards, Jan Pajak
P.S. Perhaps we could cooperate in bringing to people’s attention more effectively both these forgotten technical geniuses — after all, they both deserve to be remembered and appreciated.