ZONE 1. History of Aviation
The history of aviation is one of unrelenting dedication to the long-cherished dream of flying, and of finally achieving the goal of opening the era of cutting-edge aviation.From Leonardo da Vinci’s vision of a helicopter to the world’s first powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer, the exhibition introduces the major events, inventions, and breakthroughs in aviation history. You will be amazed at the feats, challenges, and achievements of mankind.
Men in the Sky - The History of Aviation
Discover how aviation evolved in South Korea and around the world.
From Imagination to Scientific Realization
Listen to the Greek legend of Daedalus and his son Icarus who wanted to fly, and find out how Leonardo da Vinci, a great mathematician, artist and pioneer in aviation, designed his helicopter and other flying devices nearly four hundred years before an actual aircraft took off from the earth’s surface.
The Dawn of Powered Aircraft
Learn how George Cayley discovered the scientific principles behind flying. Find out more about Otto Lilienthal, the Glider King, and how the hot air balloon was invented by the Montgolfier brothers. You will also love the Wright Flyer, the first-ever powered aircraft.
With the development of different aircraft, aviation has reached greater heights time and time again. Find out how aviation technologies advanced through the first and second world wars and beyond.
Learn how the jet engine significantly improved aircraft performance. See the birth of the helicopter, and understand what powers supersonic aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound.
An Chang-nam, Man in the Sky
Find out about An Chang-nam (1901 - 1930), South Korea’s first pilot, and his aircraft, Geum Gang.