Philatelic Fun Facts:
- A CRAZY WAY TO FLY. Hamill, Pete // Saturday Evening Post;2/8/1964, Vol. 237 Issue 5, p62
Focuses on the invention of flying machines by various inventors in London, England. Form of motivations made them to create an aircraft; Procedures used in flight testing; Types of aircrafts invented.
- THE AIR AGE BEGINS. // World Almanac for Kids;2004, p232
The article offers information about the flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903. Orville and Wilbur Wright were successful printers and bicycle makers in Dayton, Ohio, but what they really wanted to do was fly. On September 25, 1903, they arrived in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and started...
- The Daedalus Project: Physiological Problems and Solutions. Nadel, Ethan R.; Bussolari, Steven R. // American Scientist;Jul/Aug88, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p351
Focuses on the Daedalus Project, a research program with the goal of flying an aircraft from the Greek island of Crete powered only by the muscles of the pilot. Physiological problems of human-powered flight lasting up to six hours; Screening for high aerobic power; Maintenance of the necessary...
- PARK FLYERS. // Model Airplane News;Apr2007, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p42
The article features the park flyer, a small radio-controlled (RC) airplanes that can fly in any open area. Park flyers are often models of small-scale aircraft, aerobatic planes, trainers, or an other airplane type that can fly in a park, parking lot, backyard, schoolyard or gymnasium. These...
- THEY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE! Boyle, Rebecca // Popular Science;Oct2102, Vol. 281 Issue 4, p63
This article discusses the history of human-powered aircraft and presents information on innovations that have been made to human-powered airplane, ornithopter, and helicopter designs. Topics include the use of long wingspans in fixed-wing airplane designs, the creation of flapping wings that...
- Up, up and away. Cohen, David // New Scientist;9/8/2012, Vol. 215 Issue 2881, p44
The article discusses human-powered flight. Topics include the test flight of a human-powered aircraft invented by David Barford, called the Betterfly, at the Icarus Cup aircraft race at Lasham gliding club near London, England, a historical overview of the interest in human-powered flight, and...
- Does the shape of a flying object matter? // Scholastic SuperScience;Mar2004, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p10
Focuses on the relationship between flying and shape of the flying objects.
- KNIFE-EDGE DESCENT. Glezellis, John // Backyard Flyer;Sep2008, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p14
The article offers step-by-step instructions for flying the knife-edge descent maneuver.
- A Century of Human Flight. // Scholastic News -- Edition 3 (Teacher's Edition);4/15/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 24, p4
Presents a time line that described some of the achievements of human flight since 1900.