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History of Air Transportation

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Hot%20air%20balloon small square First Hot Air Ballons were Invented The Montgolfier brothers invented the first ever hot air ballon, first time people had flown. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_history_of_transportation.htm
Old%20airplane small square First Plane was Flown The Wright Brothers flew the first ever plane 120 feet, did not catch on until later though. http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/conc3en/ch3c5en.html
Timeline small square Fist Helicopter was invented First helicopter was invented, very unsuccessful.
Timeline small square The first flight across the Atlantic occured Lindbergh had the first successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean, it took 33 hours. http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Social/impact/SH3.htm
Timeline small square First Modern Helicopter was Invented First Modern Helicopter was Invented
Timeline small square First year where planes carried more people across the Atlantic than ocean liners For the first time ever, planes had become more popular than boats in terms of travel.
Timeline small square Boeing 707 took its first commercial airline flight This flight inspired commercial airlines to begin, in a few years most major nations had commercial airlines.
Timeline small square Terrorist Attacks on the WTC, Pentagon, and the White House occured These attacks caused an increased amount of air security, and a dip in air travel for a few years, major event in US history
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