The AMA has partnered with Fly Robotics to provide small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) education. The Fly Robotics team brings with it an unprecedented portfolio of UAS experience and instruction.
Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.