The Dryden Flight Research Center, a branch of NASA, has excellent early photos and background www.dfrc.nasa.govHistoryHistory_Flightslide0.html
Modern flight throws up a wealth of possibilities to look at: for example, fly by wire and fly by light and the materials used in planes. See for example the 3M Aerospace site, www.3m.comUSauto_marine_aeroaero for an idea of the products developed by this company. Get students to research the aerospace industry using for example plastics in engines www.bpf.co.ukbpfprofilehistory_of_bpf
The Boeing 777 family site gives a good overview
www.boeing.comcommercial777familypfpf_background.html and also looks at display screens.
Concorde has its own website www.britishairways.comconcordeindex.html
which is useful for reseaching speed.