George Cayley
  • Sir George Cayley
  • "father of aviation"
  • George_Cayley    wiki  
  • “On Aerial Navigation” published in 1809 and 1810, Cayley stated “The whole problem is confined within these limits–to make a surface support a given weight by the application of power to the resistance of air.”      We notice: apply the power via wind and the opposing hold of an anchor and have the kite.
  • One source notes: " In 1804 he flew a model of such a glider, and in 1808, a successful full-scale version was flown as a kite."
Send AWE notes and topic replies to
March 20, 2020, post by Dave Santos
Unidentified Cayley Recreation in Tethered Mode 

It even has a rear-wheel brake coupled to rudder.
"Derek Piggot bravely flies a replica of Cayley's 1853 glider for a British documentary." [click to see the replica image in tethered flight. The replica in flight at Brompton Dale.  See also HERE ].