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

A very simple fight model - just for fun. Does this give us a sense of how the Wright Brothers 'worked' to stay in the air on a windy day?

Click and drag up and down to fly. Go too high and you will stall. Go too low and you will hit the ground.