Airplanes/Flight

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  • First manned flight

    First manned flight
    The brothers began to send men up in hot air balloons.
  • Benjamin Franklin ecperiment with Air balloons

    Benjamin Franklin ecperiment with Air balloons
    Benjamin Franklin arrived at the gardens of the King's hunting lodge in the Bois de Boulogne, on the outskirts of Paris, to witness an experiment. Two daring Frenchmen, Pilatre de Rozier of the Royal Academy and his friend the Marquis d'Arlandes, were planning to ascend in a Montgolfier air balloon, the first men in history to do so.
  • Invention

    Invention
    Inventers Orville and Wilbur Wright invent the first airplane.
  • The "flyer" lifted

    The "flyer" lifted
    The "Flyer" lifted from level ground to the north of Big Kill Devil Hill, Orville piloted the plane which weighed six hundred and five pounds.
  • First non-stop flight

    First non-stop flight
    The Vickers-Vimy Rolls-Royce biplane, piloted by John Alcock and with Arthur Whitten Brown as observer-navigator, left St. John's, Newfoundland, and arrived at Clifden, Ireland, in sixteen hours twelve minutes, having made the first non-stop transatlantic flight.
  • Contract for Whittle engine recieved.

    Contract for Whittle engine recieved.
    The firm of Power Jets Ltd., with which Whittle was associated, received a contract for a Whittle engine, known as the W1.
  • First flight of Jet engine

    First flight of Jet engine
    The historic first flight of the Pioneer took place and the first jet engine, the W1, airplane has been flighted.