How have I been proved wrong? The Pearse link was incidental and just put there to wind you up, which it had succeeded in doing admirably. As to whether it happened or not, there were witnesses but no official evidence.<quoted text>
And of course - putting aside that the undocumented the 1903 "flights" were dismissed by Richard Pearse himself.
That is to say you were proved wrong yet again.
Whether or not Pearce was actually ever airborne (and these flights were "discovered" after he died), his contraption never produced controlled flight.
Do the human cannonballs actually fly?
There are however several documented evidences of aeroplane flights taking place more than half a century before the Wright brothers. And many documented cases of manned controlled but unpowered flight dating back to the 9th century.
Here are just a few
John Stringfellow, 1848, powered, unmanned
George Cayley, 1853, unpowered, manned
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 1896, powered, unmanned
Carl Rickard Nyberg, 1897, powered, manned
Just because a person sits on a chair does not mean they invented the chair
Look up the definition of the word INVENTED if you are in doubt
Your stupidity is outstanding and deserving of a Darwin award, why are you attempting to five a cannonball wings?