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Flight History

In Greek mythology: An engineer who was imprisoned by King Minos Daedalus
-The discovery of the ______________ in about 400bc, started human's thoughts of flying. Kite
A device that uses jets of steam to create rotary motion. aeolipile
Designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 1480s The Ornithopter flying machine
Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier Inventors of the hot air balloon in 1783
George Cayley Inventor of the first gliders
Wrote a book on aerodynamics that the Wrights used as the basis for their designs Otto Lilienthal
aerodrome Built by Samuel P. Langley in 1891.
published Progress in Flying Machines in 1894 Octave Chanute
Orville and Wilbur Wright decided to make "a small contribution" to the study of flight control by twisting their wings in flight
Big Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina Location of first flight of the Wright Flyer
Wind Tunnel Used to test the shape of wings and tails of gliders
Created by: gburrows