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Aviation History, GeneralMenu
Aero Design Team Online: Wright Flyer: Wright Brothers
Aeronautics - The Beginning
Aeronautics, Principles of
Association "Mémoire de l'Air"
Aviation Firsts [Chronology of American aviation firsts]
Cayley, Sir George
Daedalus: The Long Odyssey from Myth to Reality
Digital Library of Flight
First Flight - UK
First Flight - Library of Congress
Flights of Inspiration
Histoire de l'Aviation, L'
Langley's Aerodrome - by David Dodge
Octave Chanute Pages, The
Royal Aeronautical Society, The
"The [Royal Aeronautical] Society was founded as the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain in 1866 with 65 members by the Duke of Argyll. It became the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1918. Australia was first mentioned in 1892 when Lawrence Hargrave was experimenting with cellular kites. He was made a life member in 1897 and gave his paper on box kites in 1899. In 1919 the Institution of Aeronautical Engineers emerged."
Tale of the Airplane
To Fly is Everything
Aviation History, Lawrence HargraveMenu
Australian Kite Association
Lawrence Hargrave: Australian Kiting Pioneer
Balloons and BallooningMenu
Rockets and RocketryMenu
Cruise Missiles: a Brief History
A History of Rocketry Part I: Ancient Times up to World War II
A History of Rocketry [Part II]: (Post-WWII)
Strategic and Tactical Missiles
For a detailed essay on the history of rocketry and missiles please visit the dedicated page elsewhere on this site
Kites and KitingMenu
American Kite Fliers Association, The
American Kite (Magazine)
Australian Kite Association
Australian Kite Flyers Society, The
Cerf-volant Kite Les bons plans Mizt'Ailes
Christophe Gronier : Kite Plans
History of Kites, The
History of Kites and Kite Flying
Kite Collection, Japanese
Kites - The KAP Site
Kites in the Classroom
Peter's Kite Site
Power Kite Site, The - Links
TMR`s Kite Site of Life
League of Silent Flight of Australia
ICARE Sailplanes - Scale glider, Electric
Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA)
Gliding and Ultralight AircraftMenu
"...after the First World War, the Germans were not allowed to build planes, [...] only gliders. So their technological advance in the building of gliders began and they are still ahead today. This was the second birth of gliding thanks to German people. In 1936, during one of the darkest period in world history, gliding reached its highest level: gliding was an event in the Berlin Olympic Games. So, after the war, gliding was considered a nazi sport and was suppressed from the events of Olympic Games. One more time, a war had wounded gliding."
Australian Homebuilt Sailplane Association
Australian Ultralight Federation
Colditz Glider, The
associated sitesGliding Federation of Australia, The
Introduction to AirplaneDesign: Featured Glider Designs, Tips, and Ideas
SAGHT Gliding Movement: History
'Slow' and 'Park' FlyersMenu
"Slowflyers fly slow. They have very large wing areas and are extremely light weight which allows for wingloadings in the one to three ounce per square foot range. Most of these models have a minimal amount of structure. [...] The basic design for slowflyers is a single surfaced highly undercambered wing with a carbon tube fuselage and balsa or carbon tail surfaces. These models are best suited for indoor flying or in early morning / late evening dead calm air conditions"
Indoor Competition Classes (of aircraft)
Folding Flyer: The Low Cost Radio Controlled Airplane!
Free-Flight Model Airplanes
Future is Electric, The
High Voltage: The World of R/C Flight
Hobby Club - kit and equipment supplies
'Indoor' (flight) English - French - German 'model aviation' dictionaryKolibri
"Kolibri is the German name for the smallest bird "humming bird" on earth. All of our Slow Flyers have a birds/bug/insect name and since the Kolibri is mainly built from Carbon which is "Kohle" in German the name sounds funny, at least to a German because it is light weight, small, dynamic and made from Kohle"
Little Bee - the ARF Slow-Flyer kit
Matt's Micro Planes
Penaud's Planaphore - a full size replica
SAMS Aeromodeller's Handbook
Slow and Park Flyers from 'Hobby Lobby'
Specialist SlowFly equipment - WES Technics
Stubenfliege - (lit. 'House Fly', act. 'flyer for indoor use')
Tweety Bird - Flying Wing
McEagle Styrofoam Glider
Paper airplane - The best paper airplane in the world !
Paper Airplane Aerodynamics
Paper Airplane Science