Tatiana's timeline

  • Jun 2, 1260

    Roger Bacon

    Roger Bacon
    Roger Bacon is aFranciscan monk in England. He suggested that a person could sit in the middle of an "engine for flying." That wuld move the artificial wings made to beat the air.
  • Jun 2, 1500

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinciis from Italy. He drew plans and pictures of a human-powered flight. In these plans, they included an "ornithopter". an ornithopter is attached to a pilot's back. The pilot's back has two large flaps with a helicopter. He also invented and created the parachute.
  • Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier

    Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier
    Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier are brothers from France. They tested their hot-air balloon through an 8-km flight across Paris. They found out that the hot-air balloon can hold two people.
  • Sir George Caycley

    Sir George Caycley
    Sir George Caycley is a pioneer from England have studied animal flight and disigned a monoplane glider to carry humans for years. About forty years later he buld and created a model big enough to carry a small boy or girl severel meters above and off the ground. In 1853 he invented a glider to carry an adult.
  • Otto Lilienthal

    Otto Lilienthal
    Otto Lilienthal was from Germany. He was the first heavier-than-air pilot. Most of the avaitors were more into only building flying objects, not how to fly them. Otto Lilienthal had developed ways to control glider flight. Up on a hill, he launched a glider fwhose flight could be controlled by shifting his weight.
  • Orville and Wibur

    Orville and Wibur
    The American Wright Flyer (made by Orville and Wilbur) made the first succesful powered flight. The Flyer 1 had two 12 meter-wings on each side of the fuselage. They chose to test their Flyer 1 at Kitty Hawk. They chose this place because of it's strong winds. The first time they tried this it lasted for about 12 s and travelled a distance of about 36.5 meters.
  • Chuck Yeager

    Chuck Yeager
    Chuck Yeager is from the United States and he broke the sound barrier by flying faster than the speed of sound. At the time, it was not known that if an aircraft could fly faster than the speed of sound traveling. Or if a pilot could survive of that speed. When Chuck Yeager continued to fly faster on new aircrafts, he set a new airspeed record more than twice.