Flight

Flight

DVD - 2013
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As early as the 1500s, we were dreaming of flight -- that's when Leonardo da Vinci tried to build his flying machine. Unfortunately, his ornithopter model didn't work, and indeed, the airplanes of today do not have flapping wings! This program charts the history of manned flight -- from the kite made by the now famous Wright brothers, which became the forerunner of the flying machine, to today's commercial planes that can top 800 kmph. What is it that makes out current planes fly 12 times faster? Advances in aviation let to the Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world, as well as to the scramjet built by NASA. So what will be the next quirky discovery for flight?
Publisher: [Orangeville, Ont.] : McIntyre Media, [2013].
Branch Call Number: 629.13 FLIGH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (22 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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