On March 18 1906 at Montesson, near Paris, the device Vuia I first flew. After an acceleration over a distance of 50 meters, the device was raised to a height of about one meter, flew a distance of 12 m, after which the propeller stopped and the plane landed.
Many newspapers in France, the United States and Britain wrote about the first man to fly with a heavier than air, equipped with its own take-off systems, propulsion and landing. Since then she has been emphasized and propagated the idea that Vuia managed to take off with his camera on a flat surface using only its own, "the board" without "external assistance" (slope, railway, catapults, etc. ). However, there have been many contradictions and debate on the definition of first airplane.