Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Top image shows a sketch by Sir George Cayley of his 1804 glider design; left side view. Reproduction of detail of sketch from Sir George Cayley's notebook "Sea" (1799-1811), page 70B, top [Royal Aeronautical Society Archives reference RAES/CAYL/NOTE/1/53]. Bottom image shows a model of the same glider.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Gliding and soaring

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Sir George Cayley

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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