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Up and away A magnificent man in his flying machine

Swiss carpenter Michel Porchet has built a 1913 “Grandjean” aeroplane, based purely on old photographs. The Yverdon School of Engineering in canton Vaud provided the engine. (SRF/

René Grandjean was a Swiss aviation pioneer, who designed and built the aircraft used for the first flight in Switzerland of an aircraft built and flown by Swiss. 

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