Aviation history

Timeline created by jmh
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Birth of a hero

    Birth of a hero
    Da Vinci was born on April 15 1452
  • Apr 30, 1499

    Da Vinci fleeing

    Da Vinci fleeing
    Da Vinci was in Milan untiil he was forced to flee by the French in 1499.
  • Apr 30, 1506

    Da Vinci portraits

    Da Vinci portraits
    During his time in Florence, he painted several portraits, but the only one that survives is the famous 'Mona Lisa' (1503-1506).
  • Apr 30, 1513

    Da Vinci returns to Milan

    Da Vinci returns to Milan
    In 1506, da Vinci returned to Milan, remaining there until 1513. This was followed by three years based in Rome.
  • Wilbur Wright born

    Wilbur Wright born
    Wilbur was born April 16, 1867, on a farm 8 miles (13 kilometers) from New Castle, Indiana.
  • Orville Wright

    Orville Wright
    Orville was born Aug. 19, 1871, in Dayton, Ohio. An aviation famous person was born.
  • Earhart was born

    Earhart was born
    Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897.
  • The Wright brothers

    The Wright brothers
    The wright brothers made the world's first controlled flight in a machine that was piloted, power driven, and heavier than air. They flew this airplane—called the Flyer—near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Just Amazing

    Just Amazing
    Amelia Earhart breaks a flight record with an altitude of 14,000
  • Amelia has done a miracle

    Amelia has done a miracle
    By this time Amelia Earhart she had accumulated nearly 500 hours of solo flying.
  • Lindbergh's famous flight

    Lindbergh's famous flight
    "On May 20, Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field, near New York City, at 7:52 A.M. He landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, on May 21 at 10:21 P.M. Paris time (5:21 P.M. New York time)."
  • A famous flighrt

    A famous flighrt
    On June 30 Noonan and earhart flew to New Guinea. THey flew another place a couple of months later.
  • Amelia earhart's last flight

    Amelia earhart's last flight
    On May 20, 1932, five years to the day after Lindbergh, she took off from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Paris and no one saw her again.
  • How did she do this?

    How did she do this?
    Competes in the National Air Races in Los Angeles, California and breaks her own North American transcontinental record with a flying time of 17 hours, 7 minutes, 30 seconds.
  • Noonan's and Earhart's flight

    Noonan's and  Earhart's flight
    In 1937, Earhart and her navigator, Frederick Noonan, set off to fly around the world. They took off from California, on May 20, flying.
  • No communicating

    No communicating
    That was the last time Noonan and Earhart communicated.
  • Lindbergh

    Lindbergh died of cancer on Aug. 26, 1974, in his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
  • Lindbergh's college

    Lindbergh's college
    “At the age of 18, he entered the University of Wisconsin to study engineering."
  • Everyone misses Earhart

    Everyone misses Earhart
    The United States government spent $4 million looking for Earhart, which made it the most costly and intensive air and sea search in history at that time.
  • Da Vinci dies

    Da Vinci dies
    Leonardo moved to the Château of Cloux, near Amboise in France, where he died on 2 May 1519.