Flight timeline

By thcow
  • 400

    B.C The kite-China

    B.C The kite-China
    The chinese people discover the kite. They used them for religous celebrations and ceremonies, they all were made with different colours and shapes. Later they were used for testing the weather conditions and they were the base for balloons and gliders.
  • Period: 400 to

    flight timespan

  • Jan 1, 1485

    The Ornithopter-Leonardo Da Vinci

    The Ornithopter-Leonardo Da Vinci
    The Ornithopter is one of Da Vinci's many drawings. Although it was never actually created it showed how a person could fly and most modern day helicopters are based on the same concept of the design.
  • Hot air Balloon- The Montgolfier brothers

    Hot air Balloon- The Montgolfier brothers
    The montgolfier brothers used the smoke from a fire to blow into a silk bag. This caused the hot air inside the silk bag being lighter than the cold air outside and making it rise. After the success they sent the first passengers in the ballon; a sheep, a rooster and a duck. It rose 6 000 feet into the air and travelled slightly more than one mile. After sending the animals, two men went on the balloon. Their names were Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent.
  • -1850, Glider-George Cayley

    -1850, Glider-George Cayley
    George Cayley worked on gliders for over 50 years. He made improvements over the years and they all used body movement to control. Some improvements he made were: making the wings more aerodynamic, adding a tail on the glider and tried adding a biplane design to his glider to make it go further. A little boy was the first person to try one of his gliders.
  • Glider-Otto Lilienthal

    Glider-Otto Lilienthal
    Otto Lilienthal studied aerodynamics for many years and was working on a glider that would fly by itself without body movements. He created a glider that could hold a man and fly a great distance. Otto Lilienthal also wrote a book on aerodynamics which was used by the Wright brothers. After over 2500 flights he lost control to a strong wind and died.
  • Aerodome-Samuel P. Langley

    Aerodome-Samuel P. Langley
    Samuel P. Langley realized that power was needed to help people fly further. He created a model of a steam powered aerodome that travelled 3/4 of a mile until it ran out of fuel and crashed. He recieved $50 000 from the goverment to build a better version of his glider. Unfortunatley, it was too heavy and couldn't fly. After this great dissapointment, he gave up his dream of trying to fly and moved on.
  • First Flight-The Wright Brothers

    First Flight-The Wright Brothers
    The Wright brothers researched about flight for many years, they learned that wind could help them once they got higher in the air. After learning about flight, they started testing and watching how gliders could be controlled. They created a wind tunnel where they tested the best shapes for their glider. Later, they needed to create an engine to create lift on their plan. The engine that they used had 12 horsepower. The flyer lifted off with Orville Wright inside at 10:35 a.m on december 17.
  • First Canadian woman to design an aircraft- Elizabeth MacGill

    First Canadian woman to design an aircraft- Elizabeth MacGill
    Elizabeth "Elsie" MacGill was the first woman in North America to get an aeronautical engineering degree. She was Canadian and was the first woman to design an aircraft called the Maple leaf Trainer. Although she never flew the plane herself, she went on it with all the test pilots. During world war 2, she was the chief engineer of the fighter plane called Hawker Hurricane.
  • First Canadian to Fly-Frederick Baldwin

    First Canadian to Fly-Frederick Baldwin
    Frederick Baldwin created the Silver Dart and a couple of other expiremental airplanes. On March 12 1908, he was the first Canadian to fly and pilot an aircraft. Baldwin had also helped with building the White Wing and Red Wing and piloting them at an aircraft presentation.
  • First person to fly the Atlantic-Charles A. Lindbergh

    First person to fly the Atlantic-Charles A. Lindbergh
    Charles A. Lindbergh was the first person to fly across the Atlantic without stopping. He departed from New York and landed safely in Paris on May 21st 1927. This trip took him 33 hours and 29 minutes and he had covered over 3 600 miles. For his great success, he won $25 000 and was always thought of as a hero.
  • First person into space-Yuri Gagarin

    First person into space-Yuri Gagarin
    On April 12th 1961 Yuri Gagarin was the first man up into space. He was the first person to orbit the earth and return safely back to earth. He was granted great honor and medals from countries around the world. After this great success, the Soviet Union and the United States had a competition to see who would be the first country to land on the moon.
  • Boeing 747-United States

    Boeing 747-United States
    The Boeing 747 is the most common plane you will see. It was commercially first flown in 1970 and held the record for the largest passenger capacity. The 747 uses quad engines and can fly at peeds of 567 mp/h. It carries 416 passengers in the three class layout and 524 passengers in the two class layout. By June 2010, 1 418 Boeing 747's have been made with 109 still in the process.
  • Apollo 11-United States

    Apollo 11-United States
    Apollo 11 is an American lead mission to land humans on the earth. They took of from Florida on July 16th and landed on the moon on July 20th. The mission was lead by Commander Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. They spent 21 hours and 31 minutes on the moon's surfave before landing back on earth. They returned with 47.5 pounds of lunar rocks. The American's had Achieved the goal of landing on the earth's moon before the Soviet Union.
  • First Canadian into Space-Marc Garneau

    First Canadian into Space-Marc Garneau
    In October 1984 Marc Garneau was the first Canadian into space. He stayed in space for 29 days 2 hours and 1 minute. In addition, he has taken 3 more flights in NASA's spacecrafts. Marc Garneau was the president of the Canadian Space Agency from 2001-2006. In 2006, he quit with flying and wanted to become a politician in the parlimetn. Unfortunatley, it didn't work out for him and he moved on.
  • Space tours-Future

    Space tours-Future
    I think that people will create airplanes that can go into space without crashing due to low air pressure. I also think that it will be at the same cost of a regular vacation because they will use regular palnes.
  • Huge airplanes-Future

    Huge airplanes-Future
    I think that there will be humoungous planes that will be created that carry cargo and transport people at the same time. I think these planes will be more eco-friendly and will travel a lot faster to get to destinations quicker.
  • Space hotel-Future

    Space hotel-Future
    I think that by this time people will create space hotels, people might go there on a vacation to see the stars and sun. It might be a possibility but then again, it might not even happen. I think if it ever happens, there will only be one because it would cost too much money to pay for.