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ReMaking History, Volume 3, 1st Edition by William Gurstelle

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Chapter 10 Sir George Cayley and the Glider

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For centuries, humans have looked with envy at birds for their ability to fly. Even in early times, would-be inventors made wings from feathers or lightweight wood and tested their ability to actually get airborne. But humans are not birds and the muscles of human arms can’t compete with the relative strength of a robin’s or duck’s wing. But that didn’t mean people stopped trying. Over time, a lot of great minds took on the challenge. Some were more successful than others.

The title “the father of aeronautics” could be bestowed on a lot of different people depending on your perspective, but I think ...

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