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Important Events in Aviation (Flight Timeline!)

Timeline created by sorceressness
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Davincirgb 1st Jan, 1500 Leonardo da Vinci sketches Flying Machines There is no exact date, but during this year Leonardo da Vinci sketched a parachute, an ornithopter and a helicopter.
Plane glider 117513 tns First Model Glider is Flown Sir George Cayley from Great Britian flew the first model glider, making it the first to be succesful. (Exact date is not known)
Timeline Steam-Driven Airplane Plans are Patented In 1843, a British inventor named William S. Henson patented plans for a steam-driven airplane.These plans had many of the basic parts of the modern plane. (Exact date not known)
012 Monoplane Gliders Operate Succesfully In 1895, Percy S. Pilcher built monoplane gliders which operated successfully. Sadly, 4 years later on September 3rd he was killed while gliding in windy weather.
Timeline First Flight in Canada with a powered Heavier-than-air Machine J.A.D. McCurdy pilots the Silver Dart, a bioplane, for 0.8 km over the ice-covered Baddock Bay, making it the first flight with a powered heavier-than-air machine in Canada. The plane was designed by the Aerial Experiment Association members: Alexander Graham Bell, F. W. Baldwin, Glenn Curtiss and McCurdy.
698252 tn parachute201 First Parachute Jump in Canada On this day, Charles Saunders, whering red tights and a leather helmet, made the first parachute jump from an airplane in Canada. He did this over Vancouver.
Timeline Janus flies from Omaha to New Orleans Janus flew from Omaha to New Orleans in 89 days, travelling a total distance of 1970 miles.
Moon and stars First Night Flight in Canada H.W. Blakeley completes the first night flight in Canada. His landing area was outlined with blazes and his planes wings had light attached to them. He did this all at the Dominion Livestock Show and Fair at Brandon, Manitoba.
12284167491147406831maidis world globe.svg.med First Flight Around the World! During this year (the exact date I do not know), Two U.S. Army planes made the first flight around the world. It took them almost 6 months to complete the 26 345-mile flight.
12284167491147406831maidis world globe.svg.med First Solo World Flight A U.S. pilot named Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world. He flew 23 452 miles in 3 days, 22 hours and 1 minute.
12284167491147406831maidis world globe.svg.med Record Flight Around the World! The U.S. pilot Brooke Knapp flew around the world in a record time! It took him only 1 day, 21 hours, 32 minutes and 53 seconds.
12284167491147406831maidis world globe.svg.med Nonstop Flight Around the World In this year, the 2 american pilots, Richard Rutan and Jeana Yeager made the first nonstop flight around the world without refueling. They took off and landed at the Edwards Air Force Base in Calif.
Timeline Gliders Becoming More Popular Perhaps in the future gliders will become more popular. Maybe they will become faster, more powerful and whatnot. They're may be a new way to control gliders, to make them more certain so that they will become more popular. If people can easily control a glider, then it's just another great way to transport goods and people!
Helicopter camo Larger, Faster Helicopters I think that around this time, they will build a larger, faster helicopter. Maybe not by much, but the helicopter will have at least improved in these areas. This may happen because the adavantages of helicopters are great! They can practically land or take off from anywhere and they have the ability to hover. This is very useful for things like search and rescue or research. The disadvantages are that they are way slower than planes and can't carry much. Hopefully this will change in the future