After this first success, the brothers began to send men up in balloons.
The George Cayley worked to discover a way that man could fly.
One of the many drawings of gliders Cayley wrote On Ariel Navigation which shows that a fixed-wing aircraft with a power system for propulsion and a tail to assist in the control of the airplane would be the best way to allow man to fly.
Two L-shaped tubes on opposite sides of the sphere allowed the gas to escape, which gave a thrust to the sphere that caused it to rotate.
Leonardo da Vinci made the first real studies of flight in the 1480's.
Daedalus was an engineer who was imprisoned by King Minos.
With his son, Icarus, he made wings of wax and feathers.