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History of Aircraft Aviation- Past, Present and Future

  • The beginning of the Hot Air Ballooon and human venture into aviation

    The beginning of the Hot Air Ballooon and human venture into aviation
    Bartolomeu de Gusmao brought forward an idea to create a hot air balloon to King John V for passenger use
  • The Montgolfer Brothers

    The Montgolfer Brothers created the first hot air balloon flight but it did not have anyone on board. The hot air balloon burned old shoes and wool.
  • The Montgolfers second attempt

    The Montgolfers second attempt
    The Montgolfer Brothers once again made a second attempt in making a hot air balloon as presented to King Louis XVI. This attempt was still not manned but instead there were animals such as a duck, sheep and rooster.
  • First manned expedition

    The first manned hot air balloon expedition by the Mongolfer Brothers, the passengers on board were Francois Laurent and Jean- Francois Pilatre.
  • First Solo Expedition

    First Solo Expedition
    The first solo hot air balloon flight is made by Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles, the trip was 36 kilometers long at 3,500 meters.
  • The Montgolfer's and their invention

    The Montgolfer Brothers (Joseph Montgolfer) was able to experience his invention for the first time along with six other passengers who were also onboard.
  • First crossing of the English Channel

    The flight crossing of the English Channel in a balloon filled with hydrogen gas and took 2 and a half hours to complete
  • Sir George Cayley

    Sir George Cayley
    The first glider successfully built and flown was by Sir George Cayley.
  • First Air Ship

    First Air Ship
    The first air ship is flown but powered by steam.
  • Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers embarks on their first glider flight.
  • The first flight- Wright Brothers

    The first flight- Wright Brothers
    The Wright Brothers prepare for their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • Flip a coin- Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers Wilbur and Oliver flip a coin to see who would fly, Wilbur won but in the end the flight was still unsuccessful.
  • Wright Brothers flight

    The Wright Brothers managed to fly their first flight at 10:35 am but only flew for 12 seconds and covered 121 m.
  • 45 Minute Flight

    The Wright Brothers were able to break their previous records and managed to make a flight that was 45 minutes long.
  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
    The US Air Force introduced the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, it was a advanced fighter aircraft that set the world record for the fastest plane ever, as well as the plane who reached the highest altitude. The SR-71 Blackbird was capable of reaching 2000 mph easily, it also holds the highest horizontal altitude record at 85,000 feet.
  • The Concorde- Supersonic Flight

    It is one of only two SSTs to have entered commercial service; the other was the Tupolev Tu-144. Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.
  • Boeing 777

    Boeing 777
    The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers.
  • The A380- Super Jumbo

    Ever since 2005, more and more airline companies have been using the widely practical Airbus A380, the Airbus A380 is a double decker, he A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and began commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
  • Flying Car concept

    Flying cars are in development-Terrafugia has already begun work on, the TF-X a four-seat hybrid capable of vertical takeoff. The company also announced that the transition will be ready in about two to three years. The TF-X will carry four people, have a flight range of at least 800 km, fly over 320 kmh, and fit into a standard single car garage. It’ll also be capable of vertical takeoff and landing from a level clearing of at least 100 feet in diameter. The retail price will be about $200,000,
  • First space Elevator

    The first space elevator is becoming operational-The idea of a space elevator had been around as early as 1895, when Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky first explored the concept. Like with many things in the late 21st century, the space elevator is controlled by artificial intelligence, which constantly monitors and maintains the structure throughout. If necessary, robots can be dispatched to fix problems in the cable or other components, from ground level to the cold vacuum of space. Thi
  • Airbus

    Airbus and other companies plan on making more energy and environmentally friendly engines and machines that will allow people to travel around with more safety, efficiency and spend less money on fuel.
  • Flying Cars

    The first commercially available flying cars will start appearing in the market
  • Moon Building

    Expansion of Moon bases, quicker and cheaper flights to the moon-Building on the success of the “Helium-3 extraction programmes”, additional new bases are appearing on the Moon. Other resources are now being mined including precious metals and minerals which are increasingly rare on Earth.
  • Widespread flying cars available

    Practical flying cars are widespread, Air “roads” will be available in many countries- Anti-gravity propulsion has been under development for almost a century now. First seen in military applications, it will eventually find its way to the consumer market. Advances in AI will make it possible that by the end of this decade, it is not uncommon to see "flying cars" moving through cities.