MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Sir George Cayley, 6th Baronet, an English engineer, inventor and pioneer aviator, was born in 1773. He is one of the most influential individuals in aeronautical history. Many consider him the first real scientific aerial investigator and the first person to understand the fundamental principles and forces of flight.
Cayley was an aeronautical engineering pioneer and is often referred to as “the father of aviation.” He discovered and defined the four forces acting on a heavier-than-air flying vehicle: weight, lift, drag and thrust. He is also responsible for conceptualizing the modern aeroplane as a fixed-wing flying read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”