A century before the sky

In the winter of 1924 (1303 solar), the residents of a small village were watching an all-metal plane whose wheels broke after landing on the ground. The pilot of this plane was Walter Mittelholzer, a Swiss aviator who was commissioned by the  government to deliver a Junkers plane to the country, whose name was changed in 1935 [1314]. Caspar Sorber, a Swiss journalist who has written a book about Mittelholzer, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that the aviator was chosen to travel as part of “aviation publicity” because of the photographs he was supposed to take from the sky. Mittelholzer was famous in his time and was the first person to completely photograph the Swiss mountains using an aeroplane.