The Derwitzer Glider was a glider that was developed by Otto Lilienthal, so named because it was tested near Derwitz (nowadays part of Werder (Havel)) in Brandenburg. When flown in 1891, it became a very early successful design able to carry a person and one of the first successful manned aircraft in the world. He made flights of up to 25 metres (80 feet) in it.
|Derwitzer Glider in flight with Lilienthal as pilot, 1891|
- Crew: One (pilot)
- Length: 3.90 m (12 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in) originally; 5.5 m (18 ft) later
- Wing area: 10.0 m2 (108 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 18 kg (40 lb)