On December 17 1903 the Wright brothers Wilber and Orville had the first secessful human flight at Kitty hawk, North Carolina. it lasted 12 seconds for 120ft.
World War I
During World War I the use of the airplane in combat made it nessacary to improve the speed, altitude, and maneuverability of the airplane. cerating a more dependable improved design.
first all-metal airplane
The Junkers J4, was the first all-metal airplane. Invented by Hugo Junkers the Junkers J4 made the airplane more durable for commercial flight.
The U.S. postal service begins sending mail out of Washington DC by air. alowed for faster mail transportion
First flight accros the Atlantic.
A U.S. Navy aviator makes the first flight over the Atlantic from Newfoundland to London, with two stops. One at Azores and the other one at Lisbon. this proved that flight from the U.S. to Europe was posible.
first non-stop transatlantic flight
British Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Albert Brown where the first to fly a airplane over the Atlantic with no stops. From Newfoundland to Ireland.
first passenger flights
the first passenger flights where in europe and went over the English Channel from London to france. this made commercial more of a possability.
The first transcontinental airmail flight went from San Francisco to New York in 33 howers and 20 mins. about three days faster than mail by train. made for faster travle of mail all over the U.S.
first solo transitlantic flight
Charles Lindbergh was the first to make a non stop transatlantic flight on his own. going 3,600 miles from New York to Paris in a monoplane named the Spirit of St. Louis.
the first 12 passenger airplane the DC-1 was introduced as the largest capasity aircrtaft by TWA. two years later the DC-3 would be added to the TWA
first modern commercial airliner
Boeing intoduced the Boeing 247 a 10 passenger aircraft to compeat with the DC-1
First transpacific mail service
Pan American cerates the first transpacific mail service from San Francisco to Manila. makeing the way for passenger flights four years later,
world war II
war planes are used more then ever befor in WWII
Sound barrior broken
U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager flys the Bell x-1, the first jet engin airplane.
the B-52 was cerated by boeing. its eaght engins gives it a capacity of 500,000 pounds. the plane used in opperation rolling thunder
B-2 bomber developed
Northrop Grumman develops the B-2 bomber. the first stealth aircraft
Boeing cerates the first 747 one of the most successful aircraft ever produced.
the predator drone is the first un maned aircraft used in a war to seek out targets