Book Review: The Man Who Discovered Flight - George Cayley and the First Airplane by Richard Deecategories: Book, Biography, Memoir, Flight, Airplane, George Cayley
One of Those 'Sleeper' History Books You'll Wish You Were the First to ReadGeorge Cayley (Sir George Cayley, 6th Baronet of Brompton if you want to get all formal) invented the airplane while doodling in his school exercise book in 1792. He went on to invent a working toy helicopter as well as model and manned gliders which he started flying in 1809. Of course the big question is why have I never heard of this guy. Read Richard Dee's fascinating biography of the most underrated scientists of his age and find out.
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