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Flight Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1485

    The Orinthopter

    The Orinthopter
    Leonardo da Vinci made the first real studies of flight in the 1480's. He had over 100 drawings that illustrated his theories on flight. The Ornithopter flying machine was never actually created. It was a design that Leonardo da Vinci created to show how man could fly. The modern day helicopter is based on this concept. (Date is not exactly known)
  • The First Balloon

    The First Balloon
    Jaque Tienne and Joseph Montgolfier of France launched the first balloon.
  • A Parachute

    André Jacques Garnerin makes the first human parachute descent, made from a balloon. (date is not exactly known)
  • The First Glider

    Sir George Cayley engraved, on a silver disc about the size of a British shilling, the design for an airplane and the earliest recorded description of the forces by which a wing can fly. His lifetime’s work came at the age of 79, when his design for a full-sized man-carrying glider finally flew. (Date not exactly known)
  • The "Wright Flyer"

    Orville Wright tries to invent the "hevier than air" machine, It lasted in the air for 12 seconds.
  • Trying Again

    Trying Again
    Orville Wright tries again and manages the first flight lasting more than 30 minutes.
  • The Silver Dart

    The Silver Dart
    The Silver Dart launches the era of powered flight in Canada.
  • Across the English Channel

    Across the English Channel
    First flight across the English Channel is completed by Louis Blériot.
  • A Female Pilot

    Baroness Raymonde de la Roche (France) becomes the first licensed female pilot.
  • The Royal Cnadian Airforce

    The Royal Cnadian Airforce
    The reorganization of the Canadian Air Force was completed, and the prefix "Royal" officially adopted, on April 1, 1924. That date, on which Canada's third air force organization came into being as a permanet componet of her defence forces, marked the birthday of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • A long solo flight

    Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic, from New York to Paris
  • Canada's first licensed female pilot

    Canada's first licensed female pilot
    Eileen Vollick, born in Wiarton, Ontario, becomes Canada's first licensed female pilot.After passing her flight test, she flew in the U.S. and Canada, often demonstrating aerobatic flying which she enjoyed a lot. Shortly afterwards she became Mrs. James Hopkin, moved to New York and raised a family, where she lived until her death in 1968.
  • A rocket powered aircraft

    A rocket powered aircraft
    Fritz Von Opel became the first man to pilot a rocket powered aircraft. The flight lasted 75 seconds and covered 2 miles.
  • The First Helicopter

    Igor Sikorsky was the first to build a successful helicopter. He was not the first though. Many other people attempted to make the first helicopter, but they all sadly failed. (date is not exactly known)
  • The first rocket launched

    The first rocket which could fly high enough to get into space was the V2 missile which was first launched by Germany. The first rocket which actually launched something into space was used to launch Sputnik, the first satellite. The rocket that launched Sputnik was a R-7 ICBM rocket.
  • The Fisrst Man in Space

    The Fisrst Man in Space
    Yuri Gagarin, aboard Vostok 1 is the first man in space.
    Yuri Gagarin was born near Moscow, Russia on March 9, 1934. He died on March 27, 1968.
    Following this on July 21, Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon.
  • A Canadian in Space

    A Canadian in Space
    Astronaut Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
    He was born February 23, 1949 in Quebec City and was an astronaut for 15 years.
  • Continueing on

    Continueing on
    From 2000 to 2010 we have been making a lot of improvments. Many space acheivments and so much more. I didn't even mention everything that we have accomplished. There is also so much more we can accomplish and i have some ideas...
  • A More Eco Choice

    A More Eco Choice
    I think that we will think of a way to be more enviroment friendly. To help make our earth a cleaner place. Airplanes can really be polluting. I'm not sure how, but i believe that we will eventually think of a way.
  • Helicopters

    I think we will also be able to create a better helicopter. Our current helicopters arn't exactly very efficient. They are not very fast, but are slowly improving. By now i hope that they fixed it's problem.
  • A New World

    With all of our intellgents i want us to discover something, something mind blowing. We travel to space and hope to learn something. Maybe a new life form or a new world. With flight we could even discover another law (of flight).