Sir George Cayley* 'Father of aerial navigation' (1773-1857)

  title={Sir George Cayley* 'Father of aerial navigation' (1773-1857)},
  author={C. Gibbs-smith},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={36 - 56}
  • C. Gibbs-smith
  • Published 1 May 1962
  • Engineering
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
The first man-carrying aeroplane to make powered, sustained and controlled flights, and land on ground as high as that from which it took off, was the Flyer of Wilbur and Orville Wright which made four flights by the Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina during the morning of 17 December 1903; the best of these performances lasted for fifty-nine seconds, during which the machine covered 852 feet of ground and—on account of the brisk breeze—travelled over half a mile in air distance. The first… Expand

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