The story of Otto Lilienthal, who spent twenty-
This chapter is the eleventh in the series on Makers of Air History.
One of the most interesting and important training devices is the Link trainer, which is the result of many years’ attempts to produce a device to simulate on the ground the impressions of flying. The inventor of the idea on which the Link trainer was based was Edwin C. Link, who was a flying instructor and an expert on the manufacture of automatic pianos. When instrument flying grew in importance the Link trainer was developed by its inventor with Casey Jones, an American racing pilot, and with other pilots and engineers.