The revolutionary Quimbaya Airplanes

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The Quimbaya Airplanes (or Tolima Airplanes) are golden artifacts, found in Colombia and made by the Quimbaya civilization. Dated between 1000 B.C.-1000 A.D., many represent modern airplane designs and are considered to be out-of-place and unexplainable artifacts.

Made popular by the one and only Giorgio Tsoukalos he models, measuring 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) each, are described in mainstream archeology as depicting birds, lizards, amphibians and insects common in that region. Many are still on display in the Museum, Bogotá.

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What makes these airplane models so amazing is that they are aerodynamically accurate. In 1994, German aeronautical engineers Peter Belting and Conrad Lubbers created larger scale radio-controlled models of these artifacts. They proved that the designs fly with both simple single-propeller power and jet power.

In 1994, Germans Peter Belting and Conrad Lubbers created simplified radio-controlled scale models of these objects and showed that their models, which lack some convoluted features present in the real figurines, could fly.
In 1994, Germans Peter Belting and Conrad Lubbers created simplified radio-controlled scale models of these objects and showed that their models, which lack some convoluted features present in the real figurines, could fly.

The astonishing reality of these artifacts sets in when one considers that mechanical flight had not been invented until the Wright Brothers flights in 1903. How then could the pre-Columbians of 1000 B.C., understand the advanced concepts of aerodynamic lift and design?

These golden objects often take the persona of a bird or flying insect. However, they also represent a clear understanding of aerodynamics and were proven to have the ability to fly. Were they replicas of actual flying machines used by ancient aliens and documented in ornamental form by witnesses of this technology in Quimaya, Columbia?

3 thoughts on “The revolutionary Quimbaya Airplanes

  • October 29, 2016 at 3:49 am
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    Actually, they look more like a jeweler’s rendition of fishing decoys. Also, since fishing decoys are designed to move through the water in a stable fashion, there is your reasonable explanation for why they are aerodynamically (or rather, hydrodynamically) accurate, without them needing to actually fly. The notch in front of the wings is also a handy place to tie the string you would need when using these things to attract fish.

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  • November 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm
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    No bird or any living flying insect has a fixed horizontal stabilizer (save the mobile feathered tail on birds), true delta wings, a propeller, or a rear vertical fin; so these models are not made to resemble any living creature; so maybe; just maybe these are either crafted by some genius in the Quimbaya civilization or perhaps we were visited by aliens (or maybe conjured up in a drug-induced dream?). Fishing lures? I don’t think so as the Quimbaya culture did not have sufficient string-or did they? Also no modern reels to pull the heavy 3″ Golden lures in rapidly enough to imitate anything alive in the water, and where are the hooks? Let’s leave it as an unsolved mystery since no one alive today was there to witness it; a marvel to be observed and left to wonder who and why they crafted these.

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    • February 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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      The Quimbaya practiced catch and realease

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