Aircraft

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  • First scientific design for fixed-wing aircraft

    First scientific design for fixed-wing aircraft
    Sir George Cayley presented the first scientific design for a fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Sir George Cayley tries to organize an aeronautical society

    Sir George Cayley tries to organize an aeronautical society
    from 1810-1840 Sir George Cayley tries three times to organize an aeronautical society in England
  • First known design for a propeller-driven fixed-wing aircraft

    First known design for a propeller-driven fixed-wing aircraft
    William Samuel Henson, England, proposes the Aerial Steam Carriage in Mechanics Magazine. It is the first known design for a propeller-driven fixed-wing aircraft
  • William Samuel Henson and John Stringfellow successfully form the Aerial Transit Company,

    William Samuel Henson and John Stringfellow successfully form the Aerial Transit Company,
    William Samuel Henson and John Stringfellow successfully form the Aerial Transit Company, which (if only they had a practical airplane), would have been the world's first airline.
  • First manned flight

    First manned flight in a glider designed by Cayley
  • First attempt at powered flight

    Felix duTemple made the first attempt at powered flight.
  • First known succesful take off

    Finally in 1894, Sir Hiram Maxim made a successful takeoff
  • First controlled flight

    Otto Lilienthal made the first controlled flights
  • The Wrights begin testing the 1902 glider.

    The Wrights begin testing the 1902 glider.
    The Wrights begin testing thier third glider.
  • Orville Wright makes the first powered flight in a fully controllable aircraft

    At 10:35 am, Orville Wright makes the first powered flight in a fully controllable aircraft capable of sustaining itself in the air
  • In 1909, the wright brothers got a contract from the military to build the first military plane.

    In 1909, the wright brothers got a contract from the military to build the first military plane.
  • First take off from a ship

    Eugene Ely pilots a Curtiss biplane on the first flight to take off from a ship
  • Calbriath Rodgers made the first flight across the United States

    In 1911, Calbriath Rodgers made the first flight across the United States
  • Frank Whittle patented the turbo the jet engine.

    In 1930 Frank Whittle patented the turbo jet engine.
  • Airbus 350

    The Airbus 350 is a double decker plane. It is the largest plane built and had enough seats for 555 people.