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AeroVelo Makes First Human Powered Helicopter Flight > ENGINEERING.com
“winner of the Sikorsky Competition would have to keep a human powered helicopter in flight for 60 seconds at an altitude of at least 3m. To further complicate this competition any craft looki…
The Nearly Effortless Flight of the Albatross – IEEE Spectrum
“DYNAMIC SOARING: The wandering albatross spends weeks, even months, at sea without ever returning to land. With precise GPS data and custom navigation software, researchers have finally fi…

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Early Aviation Pioneers: Early British Aviators
The Wright Brothers are recognised almost universally as the first to fly a heavier-than-air powered aeroplane on 17 December 1903 at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Their arch-rival was Glenn Curtis…
Early Aviation Pioneers: The First Steps
Successful powered flight was the culmination of centuries of consideration, from its earliest documented record in England. The early dreamers and pioneers of aviation included a 13th century cler…
Aviation pioneer in Class of 2018 for National Inventors Hall of Fame – Top Aviation News
Jones conceived of antennas designed to conform to the aerodynamic shape of a projectile, resolving challenges related to size, weight, volume, and electrical properties to realize his idea.His fir…
6 Little-Known Pioneers of Aviation – HISTORY
From an early glider experimenter to the first man to fly solo around the world, here are six lesser-known pilots and inventors who made their mark on aviation. ”
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Solid-state, ion-drive airplane silently flies with no fuel or moving parts
“electroaerodynamics” and uses an ionic wind to create thrust. a heavier than air craft that needs no moving parts for achieving powered lift. The 5-lb (2.3-kg) prototype with a 16-ft (5…
Odysseus solar-powered, ultra-long endurance, autonomous aircraft readied for maiden flight
Odysseus, its full-scale, solar-powered, autonomous aircraft designed to stay in the air for months at a time. Odysseus, scheduled for its first test flight in 2019, is just one of a number of High…
Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat — ScienceDaily
The robotic system, which borrows from both nautical and biological designs, can cover a given distance using one-third as much wind as an albatross and traveling 10 times faster than a typical sai…
Why Don’t Planes Fly in a Straight Line? | Wonderopolis
“Why don’t planes fly in a straight line? Why are flat maps of Earth distorted? What are “great circle” routes? Those flight paths that don’t appear straight on a flat map wi…
Fly Like a Girl: inspiring a new generation |
““Fly Like a Girl explores the courageous history of women in aviation which reveals the contributions women have made to aviation and brings to light the many women who are doing extraordin…
Smithsonian Education – How Things Fly
Have you ever dreamed of flying? As a child, you may have run full speed with your arms stretched and flapping, hoping that–just a little faster–you could take off. Most of us, including your stu…
STEM Activities and Standards | zSpace
“Parachutes give humans a remarkable opportunity to temporarily defy gravity. In this hands-on, project-based learning experience, students will design and build parachutes. To keep things saf…
14A-Building Wings Lesson Plan.pdf
Building Wings Mechanical Engineering • Introduce students to the theory of Conservation of Mass Discuss Bernoulli’s Principle Learn the concept of lift & how aircraft fly
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Behind the Scenes action shots – Race 90 at the Reno Air Races – YouTube
“Behind the scenes action shots! Race 90 Team pulls together everything it takes to capture 1st place in the Silver Race at the Reno Air Races 2015. With the 2016 race just around the corner,…
National Air and Space Museum |
“At a deeper level, I think the museum makes visitors feel proud to be human – to be members of a species that has traveled from a lonely beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to the dusty…
FAA Approves Flying Car Prototype| Interesting Engineering
high strength composite materials has brought flying cars into the real world. Terrafugia, a revolutionary vehicle manufacturer announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved of…
Solar Impulse 2 soars above the Golden Gate Bridge as it lands in San Francisco | Daily Mail Online
Touchdown! Stunning shots show Solar Impulse 2 elegantly soaring above the Golden Gate Bridge and landing in San Francisco during the latest leg of its round-the world trip The Solar Impulse 2 c…