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The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.
The design for the armoured car features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.
Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.
Leonardo's creative legacy also includes several projects related to bridges. This unusual swing bridge allowed for undisturbed water traffic.
Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.
The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.
Leonardo also designed a wide variety of artillery weapons.
A medieval glider constructed by Abbas Ibn Firnas.
The German engineer Otto Lilienthal was the first person to make successful flights with a glider designed by himself.
The animation offers a summary of the history of aviation from the Middle Ages.
An ancient Greek myth about the tragedy of father and son who wanted to flee the island of Crete.