10 Interesting Facts about Flight

Facts about Flight will inform you about an object that can move through the air. Birds, insects, and bats are an examples of natural aviators. Whereas helicopters, rockets, balloons, and airplane are an examples of human inventions. Humans need many times to understand about flight. Before all of the human inventions were created. The scientists learn how the wind works through kites. Around 400 A.D, kites were invented by the Chinese. They usually use kites for religious ceremonies or weather experiments. Here are ten interesting facts about flight.

Facts about Flight 1: Leonardo Da Vinci

The first flying machines were drawn and designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1485. Then, he invented the ornithoper which was make the scientists have an idea to make helicopter. Besides, parachutes was also designed by him in 1900’s.

Facts about Flight 2: The Wright Brother

The first airplane was created by the American aviation pioneers, the Wright Brother, named Orville and Wilbur.

The Wright Brother (Orville and Wilbur)

The Wright Brother (Orville and Wilbur)

Facts about Flight 3: The first hot air balloon

The first hot air balloon was invented by French Brothers, Joseph and Jacque Montgolfier in 1783. A rooster, a sheep, and a duck are the first passengers which were carried by hot air balloon on September 19, 1783.

Facts about Flight 4: The first gliders

In 1799, the first gliders were built by George Cayley. The gliders only could go for near distances until the gliders for carrying people for long distances were created by Otto Lienthal.

The glider by Otto Lienthal

The glider by Otto Lienthal

Facts about Flight 5: Aerodynamic forces

The scientificts need aerodynamic forces to design an aircraft, including weight, lift, drag, and thrust.

Facts about Flight 6: The true flight

Birds, insects, and bats are the true flight. Because they have wings, hollow bones, light, feathers, and strong muscles. Besides, wings help them to push on the air.

Bird is the true flight

Bird is the true flight

Facts about Flight 7: Gliding flight

Dandelion seeds, leaves, and maple seeds are an examples of gliding flight. They are not the true flight, yet they can fly with a little movement.

Facts about Flight 8: Dirigible

There are many kinds of dirigible, such as blimps, hindenburg, and zeppelins. The Hindenburg is the most famous of dirigible which was landing on May 6, 1937. The others one is the Goodyear Blimp. It was usually used in the sporting events.

An airship or dirigible balloon

An airship or dirigible balloon

Facts about Flight 9: Giovanni Borelli

Giovanni Borelli (An Italian Scientist) said that the muscles of human cannot hold the big wings, because it is not enough strong. That is why human cannot fly.

Facts about Flight 10: Air Travel

Helicopter, glider, hot air balloons, hang gliding, blimps, gliders, parachuting, jets, and airplane are kinds of air travel. We can use them to fly in the sky like a bird. Airplane is a common vehicle that human used to around the world. However, airplane needs the pioneers of flight to make it fly.

Helicopter

Helicopter

 

We have talk facts about Flight. Are you interested to read this article? Do you know other facts about it? Hopefully, this article will help you to know more about flight.




Leave a Reply

© 2017 10 Interesting Facts. All rights reserved.