Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight

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On 17 December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, NC, the Wright brothers succeeded in achieving controlled flight in a heavier-than-air machine. This feat was accomplished by them only after meticulous experiments and a study of the work of others before them like Sir George Cayley, Otto Lilienthal, and Samuel Langley. The first evidence of the academic community becoming interested in human flight is found in 1883 when Professor J. J. Montgomery of Santa Clara College conducted a series of glider tests. Seven years later, in 1890, ...

Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight 2004, AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics)

ISBN-13: 9781563477102

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