Airplanes

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  • Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane

    Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane
    The Wright brothers build the first machince that could rise off the ground with its own power, travel naturally and at a steady speed, and land with out destroying the machine.
  • First international airline founded

    First international airline founded
    The first airline was founded by Authur "Pappy" chalk. It was called the red arrow flying service.
  • first transatlantic flight

    first transatlantic flight
    Alcock and Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight. They flew a Vickers Vimy airplane from St. John's, Newfouldland to Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland in 72 hours.
  • Air cooled radial engines

    Air cooled radial engines
    the light weight air cooled radial engine built more power so bigger and faster planes were possible.
  • jet engines designed

    jet engines designed
    the first jet engine was disigned by Frank Whittle and Hon von Ohain. the first jet plane was the Heinkel HE 178 with the HE S-3 engine.
  • Sound Barrier

    Sound Barrier
    air force pilot charles Yeager was the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound in the Bell X-1 fighter.
  • first comercial jet

    first comercial jet
    the first commercail jet plane was the De Havilland Comet. It didnt start flying passengers until three years later however from London to South Africa.