The history of Russian aviation. The Swan» № 10

"The Swan"! So "heaven" nickname first century has received several aircraft made by one of the pioneers of Russian aviation, fourth pilot of, VA Lebedev (1879-1947). Russian aviator their successes of almost everything has to sport. Lebedev many times won the top prizes at competitions motorcyclists and cyclists. In aviation Vladimir came in 1908, after seeing a demo flights Yankees Wilbur Wright. VA Lebedev the same in 1908 became a member of the All-Russian Aero Club. He was one of the first in St. Petersburg, built a glider and learned to control it. Then Lebedev organized a flying club members

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