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Cierva, Juan de la

(hwän dā lä thyār`vä), 1895–1936, Spanish aeronautical engineer, inventor of a rotary-wing aircraft called an autogiro. He flew his first autogiro in 1923 and crossed the English Channel in an improved model in 1928.


See his Wings of Tomorrow (1931).

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