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

Wikipedia entry for 'Wright Brothers'
- best description of the development of their planes and general history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Brothers

Gary Bradshaw's "To Fly is Everything"
- best web site on the Wright Brothers for images & movies.
- valuable source of text information on Cayley, Chanute & general aeronautics.
http://invention.psychology.msstate.edu/air_main.shtml

Hargrave Australian Aviation History site
- comprehensive anthology of aviation pioneers, detailed text and many images.
http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pioneers.html

Discovery Channel's very realistic recreations of the Wright's first flights.
http://media.dsc.discovery.com

Other general links-

virtual microscope

newcomen engine

fuel cells