Re: Sir Kenelm Caley

Date:         09 Jan 98 00:51:03 
From:         Don Stauffer <>
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Andy Tomlinson wrote:
> Does anyone know of a Sir Kenelm Caley,
> Born or lived in Brompton, Yorkshire
> something to do with flight or aircraft design

I don't recognize Kenelm, but Sir George Cayley has been called by some
the inventor of aeronautics.  He was certainly one of the first to put
science into aeronautical engineering, invented dihedral for lateral
stability, invented the glider, and was probably the first to publish
the idea of a wing to sustain lift only, not provide propulsion.

Don Stauffer in Minneapolis
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