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History Of Airplanes

Timeline created by chimcho in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Wright small square Wright Flyer The first flight of an object heavier than air commenced in 1903 by the Wright brothers. The distance of 37m.
Blerpeg ix feb08 mar09 500 small square Bleriot IX In 1909 Louis Bleriot invented the the first monoplane called Bleriot IX. Bleriot completed a 36.6km flight from Calais, France to Dover,UK, in 37 minutes.
Nasm 92 3152 small square Gyrostabilizer 1914 was the year Lawrence Sperry demonstrates the automatic gyrostabilizer. This kept planes level and flying in a straight line. 2 years later he improved on the gyrostabilizer by adding steering mechanism to create automatic pilot.
H4070391 roland garros, french aviator spl small square The First Fighter Plane French pilot Roland Garros flew the first ever fighter plane. The plane was armed with a machine gun that shot through its propeller. While piloting the fighter plane took down 5 planes.
Junkers%20j4 small square Junker J4 In the year of 1917 Hugo Junkers built the first all metal plane. The metal was a lightweight aluminum alloy called duralumin.
Jacobs r 755 seven cylinder air cooled radial.jpg.500x400 small square Lightwiegt Aircooled Radial Engines In 1925 the Lightwieght aircooled radial engines were invented and with them planes can be bigger and faster.
Whittlefrankandexperimentalenginesample1 small square Jet Engine In 1930Frank Whittle patented the turbo the jet engine.
47785 1093048220 tb small square Boeing 242 In 1933 Boeing created the boeing 242, the first model airliner. It could carry 10 passengers in comfort. The Boeing 242 was twin engined and was completely metal.
220px ohain small square Jet Engines After patenting it 7 years ago, in 1937 Frank Whittle with the help of Hans Von Ohain made the first test runs of the jet engine.
B307 small square Boeing 307 The boeing 307 stratoline was the first fully pressurized plane. This allowed it to fly 6.096 km high. Because it could fly so high it flew above the weather so if there was rough winds they just fly above it and the passengers would have a more comfortable ride.
He178 flying small square Heinkel HE178 The heinkel HE178 was the first fully jet powered plane.
300px bell x 1 color small square Bell X-1 The Bell X-I broke the sound barrier on the 14 of October 1947 by Captain 'Chuck' Yeager.
10 small square De Havilland DH 106 Comet The prototype of the first jet poered airliner takes its first flight. In 1952 it became a regular passenger jet giving a quiet and faster flight.
Whitcomblr small square Area Rule of Aircraft Design Richard Whitcomb discovers an aircraft concept known as the Area Rule of Aircraft Design. The concept helps inventors by giving them a basic design that aircrafts need to reduce drag and increase speed without additional power.
X 15 small square X-15 The X-15 was created in 1960. It reached the speed of mach 6, it was six times faster than the Bell X-1 which broke the speed barrier 13 years ago.
629395521 r6saw l small square Learjet The Learjet was the first small jet to be mass produced
Concorde small square Concorde The invention of the Concorde commenced in 1969. It was the first supersonic airliner with speeds that reached double the speed of sound!
Boeing 747 2 small square Boeing 747 The Beoing 747 conducts its first flight. It is a widebodied commercial airline. It was the most successful airline ever made.
Rutan voyager inflight small square Voyager The voyager was the first plane to circumnavigate the globe nonstop in only 9 days, using one tank of fuel. The voyager used a carbon-composite material which makes it lighter.
B 2 spirit small square B-2 Spirit The B-2 Spirit was the most expensive plane ever made, it cost more than one Billion dollars to build. The B-2 Spirit was a long range bomber so it uses less fuel.
25164 small square Airbus 350 The Airbus 350 is a double decker plane. It is the largest plane built and had enough seats for 555 people.