THE KNOWLEDGE MEDIA INSTITUTE

History of Flight

Key events

Flights of fancy

Models

Aerodynamics

How planes fly

Historical development

Aero-engines

Flyers

Cayley

Lilienthal

Phillips

The Wright Brothers

Santos-Dumont

Cody

Links

About FirstFlight

These pages were the personal responsibility of the late Dr Peter Whalley.
The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the Open University.
The University takes no responsibility for any material on these pages.

The FirstFlight web site is part of a research project concerned with the development of virtual science environments.
For more general information look at our main web site, the Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) at the UK's Open University (OU).

Credits
Graphic elements of simulations & movies: Jon Linney.
Shockwave Programming: Dr Kevin Quick.
Recreated movie: Jon Linney & Shamus Foster.