Successful powered flight was the culmination of centuries of consideration, from its earliest documented record in England. Here are the fascinating stories of the lives of those early dreamers and pioneers of aviation, among them a 13th century cleric, a world-famous Renaissance artist, an inventive country squire, mariners who sought to sail in the sky and writers who helped lay the groundwork for the first century of flight.
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Pigs Might Fly: The First Steps
Leonardo da Vinci
Sir George Cayley
Jean-Marie Le Bris
Félix du Temple
La Landelle, Ponton d'Amécourt, Nadar & Verne