From feathers to flying machines
The early history of flight is strewn with the wreckage of many strange devices… and the people who invented them. From foolish feathered folk flinging themselves from a far, to the powered and controlled flight pioneered by the Wright brothers, we take a look and how we learned to make the sky our playground.
Here are a couple of links with more information about the history of flight.
Here’s a bit about the internal combustion engine.
Here’s a couple of links about an early internal combustion engine that used gunpowder for its fuel.
And here’s more information about the birth of the Diesel engine.