Achievements in the history of flight

  • The Wright Brothers and their plane

    The Wright brothers were 2 American men who founded heavier then air flight. On the 17th of December, 1903, in the vast desertlike area they first flew their plane for 12 precious seconds over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright Flyer 1 was powered by 2 Wright/Taylor propeller engines. The engines was were primitive versions of the modern fuel-injecting systems and the fuel had to be fed from a rubber tube connected to the fuel tank mounted on a wing strut. This is a photo of Orville Wright.
  • The US/Canada Silver Dart

    The Silver Dart was a lightweight Us/Canadian team created aircraft that was made from steel tube, bamboo, friction tape, wire, wood and silver Japanese silk. It looked a lot like the Wright brother's plane.
  • Robert H. Goddard

    On December 6, 1925, scientist Robert H. Goddard designed a rocket that used liquid oxygen and gasoline to make exhaust which made the rocket rise for 27 seconds proving liquid fueled flight was possible
  • World war II, The beggining of monoplanes

    During the beggining of world war 2, Many new aircraft designs with only 1 set of main wings (monoplanes) were created sparking a new era for aviation. Different categories of planes, engines and wings were designed each for their own purpose. The plane shown here is a spitfire mk VIII
  • End of World War II

    This ended with the new American jet bombers dropping atomic bombs on Japan and the Soviet capture of Stalingrad. During the desperate times of World War II the Germans and British had created faulty but reliable jet aircraft. The plane shown here is a Messerschmitt Me 262. The best German jet powered aircraft of the war
  • The Canadian Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow

    The CF-105 was a jet delta-winged interceptor airplane that was first flown on the 25th of march 1958. It was created by Avro Canada but the Canadian government shattered the company on 20 february 2010 and caused a huge political debate. Still Avro was never reformed again.
  • The Space Shuutle program

    The Space Shutle program was founded on the 5th of January 1972 when President Nixon decided to promote a reusable space shutttle program. The space shuttles built were Discovery, Columbia, Endeavour, Challenger and Atlantis with a test model called the Enterprise from Star Trek. Challenger was destroyed after a solid rocket booster failed. Columbia disintegrated during re-entry, and Enterprise was torn down for parts to construct other space shuttles. It is now on display at the US air museum
  • Marc Garneau, The first Canadian astronaut

    Marc Garneau was the first Canadian in space and flew aboard the space shuttle Challenger on the STS-41-G mission. The mission insignia shown is for the STS-41-G mission insignia.
  • The Invention of the V-22 Osprey

    The Osprey is a tiltrotor VTOL(Vertical Take-off and landing). It was designed by the US navy for military use after the war in Iraq.It was created by the companies Bell Helicopter and Boeing Vertol as a troop carrier
  • The blended wing body (BWB) X-48

    The BWB is a new design under planning which consists of a delta-winged aircraft which is connected to the body of the plane. The companies NASA and Boeing are working to create this new passenger aircraft. The X-48 is the unmanned prototype for the BWB and may be developed by Boeing and NASA but only time knows what their decision will be
  • International Space Station

    The International Space Station (ISS) is by far currently the largest ever artificial sattelite to orbit Earth. It is made up of small modules which are specially made to interlock with one another. Countries helping to operate the ISS include the US, Canada, Japan and Russia. The ISS will expectantly last until 2015 and hopefully 2010.
  • The C-series "Green" Bombardier aircraft

    The C-series is a modified green version another aircraft and it's cutting edge design along with it's Pratt and Whitney PurePower PW1000G engines make it state of the art technology. It is a family of slim fuselage, twin underwing turbofan engine powered, 100-135 passenger airliners.
  • The VSS Enterprise space craft

    The VSS Enterprise is a new generation of space craft designs to be a commercial spacecraft for carrying astronauts onto the International Space Station. The VSS is also known as Spaceship 2 will be carried up by by the second mother ship called White Knight 2. VSS is the small craft in the middle and White Knight 1 is the mothership holding it