History of Aviation

Timeline created by danielg068
  • Jan 1, 1486

    Leonardo da Vinci designs the first flying machine

    Leonardo da Vinci designs the first flying machine
    Leonardo da Vinci had examined birds during flight, and he had thoughts of man flying with the same mechanisms birds use. His design influenced the first motorized airplane's design.
  • Montgolfier Brothers Fly the First Hot Air Balloon

    Montgolfier Brothers Fly the First Hot Air Balloon
    Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier were two brothers that successfully flew a hot air balloon about 6,560 ft. above ground.
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright Fly the First Motorized Airplane

    Orville and Wilbur Wright Fly the First Motorized Airplane
    After 3 failed attempts, the Wright brothers created and flew the first heavier-than-air airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Paul Cornu Flys the First Helicopter

    Paul Cornu Flys the First Helicopter
    Cornu combined the design of an airplane and a bicycle. His helicopter was most commonly characterized as a flying bicycle.
  • Airplanes were used in World War l

    Airplanes were used in World War l
    Airplanes were being used by both parties of the war. They both attached ammunition to the airplanes, used the airplane to gather intelligence, and supply to the base.
  • First Commercial Flight is Conducted from Paris to Brussels

    First Commercial Flight is Conducted from Paris to Brussels
    Tony Jannus flew about 23 minutes from St. Petersberg and Tampa
  • Aircooled Engines Replace Watercooled Airplanes

    Aircooled Engines Replace Watercooled Airplanes
    Air cooled engines reduce the weight of the airplane allowing it to travel at faster speeds and higher elevations.
  • The Jet Engine Airplane is Invented

    The Jet Engine Airplane is Invented
    The jet engine prodeces more power than a normal engine does,so with jet engines, airplanes can move faster.
  • Bell X-1, the First Rocket Powered Airplane is flown

    Bell X-1, the First Rocket Powered Airplane is flown
    The Bell, X-1 is the first airplane to break the sound barrier.