Gibson handcrafted his, "Multiplane,"
so named due to the multiple narrow wings that were attached
parallel to each other. He also made his own successful engine
The aircraft made a series of successful test flights. The
longest flight, piloted by Alex Jaap on 11 August 1911, lasted
about one and one-half kilometres. The tall array of wings
collapsed when the aircraft landed suddenly in a muddy slough.
Although Gibson remained enthusiastic about his "Multiplane,"
he could not find the funds he needed to rebuild it and continue