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Flights of Inspiration

Meet two ordinary boys with ordinary toys who became extraordinary men with extraordinary machines.

Wilbur and Orville Wright were inspired thinkers who made the first sustained, powered flight.

Meet two courageous men who flew non-stop all the way from Newfoundland to Ireland.

John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown were inspired to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight.

Can you use your own imagination to create the best model aircraft?

Are you inspired to make your own flight? Use the "Forces of Flight" and the "Challenge of Flight" to design your own model aircraft.

Have you ever used priceless scientific artifacts to motivate your students? You can now.

Can artifacts from a century of aviation history inspire kids today? Classroom resources for both the UK and the US are provided.

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"Flights of Inspiration" was created by The Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Science Museum, London in affiliation with the Science Learning Network, a program of Unisys and leading science museums, worldwide.

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