When a wooden airplane was state-of-the-art technology in these parts
'Vision of Flight,’ an exhibit on history of aviation in early-20th century pre-state Israel, opens at Eretz Israel Museum.
A model of the Bleriot XI aircraft, which was used to make the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft, hangs in the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. Although it was constructed to actual size and a great deal of effort was invested in keeping to the precise specifications, this aircraft - made of wood and fabric, held together with bolts - still looks small...
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