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Aviation History

The Montgolfier brothers first free flight balloon carrying a human being November 21, 1783.

Project Excelsior

A reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's ornithopter he envisioned for manned flight. Leonardo da Vinci made the first real studies of flight in the 1480's. Da vinci had over 100 drawings that illust...

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Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was a German general and later inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships.

Led Zeppelin This Aint'

When most of us think of the first powered flight, the first thing that comes to mind is the Wright Brothers. They claimed to have been the first to fly a powered aircraft on December 17, 1903. How...

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