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History of FLIGHT

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    Myths and legends of Flight

    Myths and legends of Flight
    There many legends in greek mythology for example pegasus (a very famous greek beast in mythology). There is also a myth called Icarus and Daedalus. The myth is about how daedalus a ancient greek engineer who was inprisoned for thesus for escaping. While in prison with his son Icarus he looked at birds and with there feathers and wax he fashioned wings for him and his son. They flew carelessly until Icarus flew to high to the sun and melted the wax on his wings sending him into the ocean.
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    The Age Of Flight

    This is the age of flight.
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    The Start of Flight

    The Start of Flight
    The discovery of flight inspired humans to think about flight. The discovery of a kite was made in China.Kites were used in chinese religous activies/ceremonies.Chinese build many coulorful kites for fun. They also build more sophisticated to test weather conditions. Kites are a very important invention for they were a forerunner to baloons and gliders.
  • Jan 1, 1485

    Leonardo da Vinci - The Ornithopter

    Leonardo da Vinci - The Ornithopter
    In 1485 Leonardo da Vinci created the Ornithopter. Leonardo da Vinci made the firdt real study of flight in the 1480's in italy. He had over 100 drawings that illustrated and proved his theories on flight. The Ornithopter (flying machine) was never actually created, however many helicopter designs are based on the concept. The design was created to show man could fly.
  • Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier- the First Hot Air Balloon

    Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier- the First Hot Air Balloon
    The two brothers Joseph and jacques Montgolfier were the inventors of the first hot air baloon.They created a hot air baloon by using the smoke from a fire to blow hot air into a silk bag. The silk bag was attatched to a basket and then hot air rose and allowed the baloon to be lighter-then-air. The first passengers were a sheep,rooster an duck. The flight climbed to a height of 6000 feet and travelled more then a mile. After this sucess the brothers started sending men up in the baloons.
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    George Cayley

  • George Cayley

    George Cayley
    George Cayley worked to discover ways for men to fly. George Cayley designed many different versions of gliders that used movements of the body to control.A unknown young boy was the first to fly one of theese gliders.Over a time of 50 years he made improvements to the gliders.One of theese changes were on the wings so air can flow correctly over the wing.Also a tail to help with the gliders stability. He also tried a biplane design to add strength to the glider.
  • Father of Modern aviation, Sir George Cayley of England

    Father of Modern aviation, Sir George Cayley of England
    As a child Cayley built and flew model gliders. Forty years later Cayley he made a model big enough to carry a small boy a few metres above ground.Then in 1853 he made the first glider to carry an adult.
  • Otto Lilienthal

    Otto Lilienthal
    The German engineer,Otto Lilienthal worked to design a glider that would fly.Otto was the first person to design a glider to fly a person and fly long distances.Otto wrote a book that was published in 1889 and his text was used for the basic design for the Wright brothers.Otto lilienthal launched a glider from ahill in germany he controled the glider by shifting his weight.
  • Samuel P. Langley

    Samuel P. Langley
    Samuel was a astronomer who realized power was needed for man to fly.He created a model of a plane, he called a aerodrome it included a steam powered engine.In 1891 his model flew 3/4s of a mile before running out of fuel.Samuel got a $50,000 grant to build a full size aerodrome. It was to heavy to fly and crashed.
  • Ocatave chanute

    Octave published a book in 1894 called "progress inflying machines". The book was used for the wright brothers for many of there basic expirements.
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright and the First Flight

    Orville and Wilbur Wright and the First Flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright were very eager in there quest for flight. They first spent many years learning about early developments of flight.They completed detailed research on what early inventors had done.They also read all the literature that was the published at the time.They then began to test there theories with baloons and kites.They learned how wind could effect flight.They spent lots of time testing and learning about how gliders can be controled.They found a glider shape and tested.
  • Silver Dart

    Silver Dart
    The silver dart was the first powered heavier then air machine to fly in Canada.The silver dart was designed and built by the ASSN under Alexander Graham BELL.Alexander was a flight enthusiust since boyhood.Alexander was also the inventor of the telephone.
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    The creation of the silver dart

  • Reg hunt

    Reg Hunt piloted the first powered flight in Alberta. He built the plane in his own backyard.Hunt soared above the neighbourhood for about 12-15 metres before he landed.
  • Jetliner

    The jetliner was created by James Floyd a canadian aerospace engineer. The first test flight of the Avro jetliner was on august 10 1949.In the design of the Avro jetliner for the canadian aviation industry it was the "the Golden Age".
  • The car of the future

    The car of the future
    Everyone has been wondering when seeing a flying car is going to be a everyday thing. Since the cartoon show the jetsons came out.It might be sooner then we think for in 2011 Terrafugia inc. will be selling there car for $193,000.The car can drive at highway speeds and fly at about 115mph in the air.
  • The biggest planes of the future

    The biggest planes of the future
    The plane is a expiremental concept aircraft called the Boeing pelican.It has a proposed wingspan of 500 feet and a wing area that is more then a acre.If made it would be able to carry 1400 tons of goods.Its is sometimes called the ultra large transport aircraft.
  • Sikorsky's helicopter of the future

    Sikorsky's helicopter of the future
    Sikorskys been working on a x2 design that if works will go faster then normal rotar flyers go.It would cruise comfortably at 250 knots.The design consists of coaxial main rotars and anunusual propulsur tail rotar.
  • The future of space technology

    The future of space technology
    The future of spacecrafts lie in nucleur fission and fusion technology.A fission space craft can be made in a decade if they use the research done in the late 60's, and would be able to go at high speeds for long periods of time for uranium is a light fuel and produces alot of energy.