Kāvus had a flying craft made consisting of a throne to the corners of which were attached four long poles pointing upward. It was made of wood and gold and he attached specially trained eagles. Pieces of meat were attached at the top of each pole and the ravenous eagles were chained to the feet. As the eagles tried to reach the meat they caused the throne to fly. The craft flew the king all the way to China, where the eagles grew tired and the craft came down. Rostam eventually had to rescue the king who, miraculously, survived the crash. 
Kay Kavus Flying Throne
1. The Flying Throne of Kay Kavus
Originally posted by Zamini
Mythology. Well accepted to be stories by ALL Iranians across the globe. Since it is in the Shah'nameh which is pretty much the Persian epic.
Nothing magic, nothing ancient astronaut, no flying chairs with eagles attached
To add, these are not memories of lost flying objects but desires to fly. Since the science to fly did not exist back then they used their minds to make up basic objects as flying machines.
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One of these is the Ancient Astronaut Theory which proposes that these myths are distant memories of a high civilization that used technology and aircraft.
According to the legend Kavus was temped by "evil demons" (extraterrestrials?) to "invade heaven" (invade a space station?) by building a flying craft. Kavus is known as the "Foolish King" which reflects a similar Russian Legend of "Ivan the fool" who is also rumoured to have built a flying craft.
Originally posted by gortex
reply to post by Skyfloating
Another excellent thread Skyfloating
The Travelling Clouds rings a bell from my childhood , in a Japanese television series called "Monkey" shown in the UK in the late seventies and based on a sixteenth century Chinese novel , the title character regularly cloud traveled .
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Another account of flying carpets is that of King Solomon of who it is said that he sailed through the air so quickly that he "breakfasted in Damascus and supped in Media".