Important Events in Aviation (Flight Timeline!)

Timeline created by sorceressness
  • Jan 1st, 1500

    Leonardo da Vinci sketches Flying Machines

    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.
  • First Model Glider is Flown

    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)
  • 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)
  • Monoplane Gliders Operate Succesfully

    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.
  • 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.
  • First Parachute Jump in Canada

    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.
  • Janus flies from Omaha to New Orleans

    Janus flew from Omaha to New Orleans in 89 days, travelling a total distance of 1970 miles.
  • First Night Flight in Canada

    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.
  • First Flight Around the World!

    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.
  • First Solo World Flight

    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.
  • Record Flight Around the World!

    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.
  • Nonstop Flight Around the World

    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.
  • 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!
  • Larger, Faster Helicopters

    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