Aviation


Eilmer of Malmesbury

Eilmer of Malmesbury was a Benedictine monk who became the first European aviator when between 1000 and 1010 AD he jumped from the summit of a tower with wings fastened to his hands and feet, gliding for a distance of about 600 ft.

Montague Napier

Montague Stanley Napier (14 April 1870 – 22 January 1931) was an English automobile and aircraft engine manufacturer.

Trafford Park Aerodrome

Trafford Park Aerodrome was the first purpose-built airfield in the Manchester area.