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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

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About FirstFlight

Flights of Fancy - carriage


Henson's 1842 design for an 'Aerial Steam Carriage' was based on the ideas of Sir George Cayley. The patent drawings, and imaginative sketches derived from them, received world-wide publicity. The plane never left the drawing board, but still inspired widespread research and experimentation.