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Man’s first attempts to fly. History of aerostatic balloons and dirigibles. Aeroplanes. Leonardo da Vinci. First powered flight. Monocasque aircraft. The First World War: the Douglas "DC 3". The Second World War: jet aircraft. The Concorde. Gliders and helicopters. Summary.

- Man has always yearn to fly


- The Montgolfier brothers built the first flying machine to ever rise in the sky.
- Rozier and the Marquis of Arlandes made a 25-minute flight over Paris
- How do the first balloons function?
- First rigid dirigible. Ferdinand von Zeppelin
- The Hindenburg disaster

- Leonardo da Vinci designed a flying machine and studied the problems of how to make a body heavier than air fly.
- Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight using a powered aeroplane.
- Luis Blériot invented the propeller, the rudder in the rear of the plane and the concept of the single wing.
- Monocoque planes
- The first all-metal aeroplane was built by Junkers, it was constructed for the civil aviation and quickly incorporated into military use.
- The Douglas DC-3
- The jet. planes such the British made Comet I of 1952 offered more comfortable and faster flying. They were, however, rather noisy and, nowadays, we suspect that they used a little too much fuel.
- The turbo-ventilated engines: the Boeing 747, the Jumbo
- The Supersonic Concorde
- Planes without engines
- Aircrafts which take-off and land vertically. The English Harrier.
- The helicopter

- Igor Sikorsky was the maker of the first helicopter.
- How does a helicopter work?


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