Leonardo da Vinci Flight


Leonardo da Vinci flight inventions are one of the inventions hoping to invent the flying machine that seems to have lasted his whole life. He was constantly re-sketching and improving his previous designs.

He was fascinated by the flight of bats and birds and had hundreds of pages showing the motion of their wings whilst in flight and while pulling maneuvers for turning etc. You can see a clear parallel between the bird and bat wings he drew and his designs for flight inventions.

Below are some of his inventions for Flying Machines and also include some mechanisms that are necessary for flight –

Leonardo da Vinci Flight

Leonardo da Vinci glider


Leonardo da Vinci Helicopter


Leonardo da Vinci landing gear


Leonardo da Vinci Parachute