Foundations of Aviation History

The invention of the airplane was NOT the beginning of aviation history. Learn how the earliest inventors were influenced by the birds.
  • What are the foundations of aviation history?
  • It is important to know that the invention of the airplane was NOT the beginning of aviation history.
  • The Wright brothers and other inventors built on the work of many others before them.
  • This course introduces you to the fact that interest in flight dated back to ancient times.
  • As a matter of fact, you will learn that the history of aviation began with the observation of birds soaring through the sky.
  • For countless years, however, progress was retarded by attempts to design aircraft that emulated the beating of a bird’s wings.

  • This course answers this important question: How were the early inventors influenced by the birds?
  • It will also introduce you to many exciting figures and events in aviation history.
  • Moreover, it will help you appreciate the heritage of flight we have today.
  • Are you ready?

Further reading material to aid your understanding The Four Forces of Flight [PDF] Download History of Aviation - A Short Review [PDF]

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