Flight Histroy

Timeline created by mms4266
  • Jan 1, 1485

    1485 Leonardo da Vinci

    1485 Leonardo da Vinci
    He made the real drawings of the studie of flight. The ornithopter flying machine is what he drawled but never was created. Modern day helicopters are based off this desighn.
  • 1850s George Cayley

    1850s George Cayley
    He spent 50 years (1799-1850s) on improving his gliders. Including adding a tail on them. Every time he would fix the wings or add something on to it.
  • 1891 Samuel P. Langley

    1891 Samuel P. Langley
    He was a astronomer who was a aviation pioneer.nhe had his own obsorbetary where there he created and and experimented with planes.
  • 1903 Wilbure and Orville Wright

    1903 Wilbure and Orville Wright
    It was the first airplane that had a sustainable energy source. On the wright brothers best flight day they flew 852 feet and stayed in the air for 59 seconds. One year later they introduced the Flyer.
  • 1937 Frank Whittle and Hans Von Ohain

    1937 Frank Whittle and Hans Von Ohain
    The first jet engine design. 7 years earlier on one was interested in there dishes but in 1939 the first jet engine aircraft took off from Von Ohains S-3 engine that he had created 2 years ago.
  • 1950s Boeing

    1950s Boeing
    Boeing made the B-52 bomber which had a capacity of 500,000 pounds.
  • 1986 Burt Ruben

    He navigated 26,000 miles across the globe in the voyager. It was a non stop trip being 9 days long. The plane weighed less than 2,000 pounds.
  • 1984 Daedalus

    A skilled team from MIT set out to make a return of the Daedalus airplane.
  • 1995 Boeing

    First aircraft produced with computer aided desighn and engineering. It was the twin engine 777 for the engine.
  • 1996-1998 NASA

    NASA was designing the brand new second generation super sonics plane.