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...
- BEHÄ°ÅžTÃŽ AHMED Ã‡ELEBÄ°'NÄ°N YAZDIÄžI OSMANLI TARÄ°HÄ°'NÄ°N (VÃ‚RÄ°DÃ‚T-I SÃœBHÃ‚NÃŽ VE FÃœTÃ›HÃ‚T-I OSMÃ‚NÃŽ) BÄ°LÄ°NMEYEN EKSÄ°K KISMINA DAÄ°R. ÇAKIR, Müjgân; KAYTAZ, Fatma // Electronic Turkish Studies;Fall2013, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p99
BehistÃ® Ahmed Celebi, who is amongs the poets and historians of the 16.century, was brought up in the palace of the II. BÃ¢yezÃ®d and he served the sultan. In Turkish literature BehistÃ® is known as a poet who wrote the first Turkish khamse. His khamse is composed of Leyla ve MecnÃ»n,...
- 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...
- Winning the Sikorsky Prize. // HPV News;Feb/Mar2014, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p5
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of winning the Sikorsky Prize after building and briefly flying a human-powered helicopter.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- RECORD HIGH. Coburn, Davin // Trader Monthly;Oct2008, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p114
The article evaluates several airplanes including the SpaceShipTwo, Lynx Mark I, and the Space Plane super-souped-up bizjet.