- The Wright Brothers
Wright Flyer Project
- Find out
the story behind the Wright Flyer Project! This American Institute of
and Astronautics - Los Angelos Section web site details
the Wright Flyer Project and building of the
full-scale replica of the historic 1903 Wright Flyer
and wind tunnel tests at NASA's Ames Research
Center, Moffett Field, CA, scheduled for early
- Read about
the Wright Brothers, their first flights, wind tunnel experiments, access
and movie clips.
Park Service Wright Brothers Memorial
- Many resources
including background info on The Wrights of Dayton, Predecessors, Kill
Devil Hills: We
- Take to
the Air, The Wrights - Method & Inspiration, Showing the World,
Principles of Flight.
- Henry Ford
Museum and Greenfield Village provides this resource on the Wright Brothers.
Milton and Susan's Family, Just Two Ordinary Boys
Job Printers and The Wright Cycle Company,
The Making of a Flying Machine, Beginning with Gliders,
The World's First Airplane,
Chronology of Lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright,
Books to Read about the Wright Brothers
and Places to Learn More about the Wright Brothers.
Wright Brothers Links
links to related sites containing a variety of information about the
Wright Brothers and
of the airplane.
- Aeronautics basics
Team Online: What is Aeronautics
Learn how airplanes fly! What forces act on an airplane? Can I see any
of this myself when I'm flying on an airplane?
What are the different types of airplanes?
By the way, do birds fly the same way airplanes do? Why does NASA
study aeronautics? Where else on the Internet
can I learn about aeronautics? An Aeronautics Glossary
Team Online Using Research Tools to Design a Plane
at the design process every airplane goes through and to find out how
- use wind
tunnels, computation, flight simulation, and research flights as tools
to do the job.
Guide to Aerodynamics
- A guide
to understanding aeronautics. How airplanes fly? What causes the
lift that gets the airplane
- off the
runway? How does a pilot control the movement of the airplane? The information
at this site
- will give
you a better understanding of how airplanes work. The site was prepared
at NASA Lewis
- by the Learning
Technologies Project (LTP) to provide background information on
basic aerodynamics and teaching aids for secondary
math and science teachers.
PlaneMath, a place to learn cool things about math
and aeronautics! Lift Off (Applying Flying section)
lesson will help you understand the phenomenon of
"lift" through a puzzle.
How it Flies!
A book by John S. Denker about how to fly airplanes.
The main topics are:
1) Perceptions: how to use your eyes, your ears,
your fingertips, and the seat of your pants ÷ to
gather the information you need. 2) Procedures:
how to use your hands and feet ÷ to make the
airplane do what you want. 3) Principles: how
to organize your thinking ÷ to make your flying easier
K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook
Excellent resource on the Principle of Aeronautics
for various levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Instructor, Espanol, Instructor, and lesson plans,
curriculum help files, careers, activities, etc.
Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics, FoilSim
software, aeronautics lessons and activities, wind tunnel web pages,
and aeronauts 2000. Educator resource links
Fly Is Everything: A Virtual Museum Covering the Invention of the Airplane
Includes 1903 Wright Flyer simulator, 3D models of
early aircraft, tale of airplanes, photo and movie gallery,
digital library, plane database, etc.
Team Online Resources
Wide variety of resources including PDF downloadable
Glider Kit, lesson plans on genearl
commercial, research and aviation and wind tunnels.
- Wind Tunnels
Flyer Online: Wind Tunnels
Aeronautics glossary, wind tunnel video
clips, and links to helpful information.
Laboratories of Flight: Wind Tunnels by NASA
Observatorium. Take a tour and learn about their
origins and how they work.
Wind Tunnel Curriculum
The Baals Wind Tunnel plans which can be built for
under $200 and can get about 30 mph in the
test section (where the plane is). The complete plans
for building one can be downloaded on to
- your computer
by going to the Download Page. If you would like to read about
how to build the tunnel
- this resource
is very helpful.
Tunnels and fluid dynamics
Flow, Turbulent Flow, Reynolds Numbers and Dynamic Similitude by
- Norman O.
of Wind Tunnels
Arms and the First Wind Tunnels, taken from the book Wind Tunnels of
by Donald D. Baals and William R. Corlis