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The Flying Human (History of man and his dream of flight)

  • 900 BCE


    Now a days it seems like everything is made in china. This could be said about gunpowder; Invented in 9th century china, gunpowder was used for the first rockets which the Chinese used in attempt to send a person to the moon. This is Important because nobody else had attempt such a flight before.
  • 852 BCE

    King's can't fly

    King's can't fly
    While attempted to fly, English King Bladud was killed. I think the reason for this is because not enough research was put in to the properties of flight
  • 400 BCE

    Steamed pigeon?

    Steamed pigeon?
    There are reports that a steam-propelled pigeon was made by Archytas of Tarentum.
  • 110 BCE

    First "astronaut"

    First "astronaut"
    Ad 1100 was a time period to be in! At this time the Chinese had gunpowder and they were using them for meanly war but then Wan Hu came along and tied a few rockets to a chair and he was launched up in to the air. He destination was thought to be the moon!
  • 100 BCE

    Flying Kites

    Flying Kites
    Although it is unproved who actually created the first working kit, It's said that philosophers Mozi and Lu Ban from china are the ones who came up with the invention approximately 2,800 years ago
  • Period: Sep 21, 1485 to Sep 22, 1500

    Designing flight

    It's said that from 1485-1500 Leonardo da Vinci designed a bunch of flying machines and parachute. His designs were great and all but nobody care for them. The reason for this is because nobody knew of them until years after his death. If his designs would have been found at an earlier time it would have advanced the knowledge of aviation by years
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    Early Discoveries

    During the 1600's early researchers of science and it's workings made discoveries that indirectly related to aviation.Torricelli from Italy ,Von Guericke from Germany, & Pascal from France were all men from that era that conducted studies on the atmosphere. This relates to aviation b/c the atmosphere is need for planes to fly. In 1670 a Jesuit Priest named Francisco de Lana: studied balloon flights. Another priest by the name Laurenco de Gusmao invented the first hot-air balloon
  • Just let it glide

    Just let it glide
    Bartolomeu Laurenço de Gusmao was interested in flight. He contributed to aviation just like everyone else on this timeline. He designed a model glider. I think he got the idea from kites but that could be argued.
  • flammable air

    flammable air
    In 1766 a man named Henry Cavendish came across a new discovery which he named "flammable air" His discovery was renamed Hydrogen and was a major deal because it indirectly lead to the production of the Hindenburg
  • Hydrogen Balloon

    Jacques Alexandre César Charles and M.N. Robert Flew in a balloon filled with the flammable gas(Hydrogen) that Henry Cavendish discovered.
  • Early Skydiving

    Early Skydiving
    A man named André Jacques Garnerin Jumped out of a hot-air Balloon in 1797. The amazing part of this story is that he actually lived to tell the story. The secret to his survival was a parachute created by himself. He was the first human to make a parachute decent from a balloon.
  • Wright before flight

    Wright before flight
    The oldest of the wright brothers was born on April 16, 1867. Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Indiana. He was the third child from the wright bloodline to come out the womb.
  • Another wright

    Another wright
    Although people didn't know it yet, greatness was born on August 19th 1871 when Orville Wright came out the womb. Orville and his brother would take flight to the next level over the years
  • Steam flys

    Steam flys
    by 1896 Samuel P. Langley had accomplished a lot of things in his lifetime, but none proved to be as big of a deal as his steam powered models that were actually successful when it came to flight! This is important because it was at the time it was one of the first non-man powered flying device
  • flying machine

    flying machine
    In the year 1903; two brothers sought out to fly, and they did just that with their invention. Orville and Wilbur Wright were the brothers that made the first sustained flight that wasn't man powered! At the time people had trouble figuring out how to get things that weren't lighter than air to fly. The wright brothers had just that with their lighter than air flying machine
  • power for the first time

    power for the first time
    A Brazilian aviation pioneer by the name Alberto Santos-Dumont was the heir of a wealthy family. But that didn't make him special, Alberto rose to fame when he made the first powered flight known to man in Europe. Before This nobody in Europe had flown a craft that was fully powered and didn't require the power of man to operate.
  • France crosses the English

    The first airplane crossing of the English Channel was done by a man named Louis Bleriot. He was a french aviator and flew a monoplane
  • First commercial flight

    First commercial flight
    Tony Jannus flew from St Petersburg,FL to Tampa,Fl it took him 23 minutes.
  • The human over the ocean

    The human over the ocean
    Things are moving fast in this era; having machines that could fly were not enough for the humans, it's in this era when they start to test how well those machines could fly. An example of this would be in 1927, when Charles Lindbergh made a non-stop flight across the Atlantic. He made his flight in a single-engine, single-seat monoplane. The name of the plane was "The spirit of st. Louis"
  • Let Him Get Jets

    Let Him Get Jets
    Advancements in aviation are coming from left and right at this point in time. Everyone wanted a faster plane so a British inventor named Frank Whittle invented the jet engine. This changed the game forever
  • Still crossing oceans

    Still crossing oceans
    Amelia Earhart got wind of Charles and his spirit of st. Louis. So she went on to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She basically did the same thing Charles Lindbergh did......But she did it with more time to spare.
  • Getting modern with boeing

    Getting modern with boeing
    On February 8th 1933 American aircraft developer Boeing Relieved The Boeing 247 airliner. At the time it was thought to be on of the first modern plane. It flew at speeds that reached 200 mph. It also had cantilevered wing and retractable landing gear, those were seen as advancements when the 247 was compared to other planes.
  • First highjacking

    A man named Bryon Richards was robbed of his plane in Peru.
  • Let the jets out

    Let the jets out
    The Heinkel 178 was a plane created in Germany. This plane was different from the rest of the crafts Germans produced because it was the first fully jet-propelled aircraft in the sky
  • First time the sound barrier is broken

    First time the sound barrier is broken
    Chuck Yeager was the first human to break the sound barrier. He completed this goal in the Bell X-1. The X-1 was designed to mimic a .50 caliber bullet because it was thought to be stable when exceeding high speeds
  • Humans in space?

    Humans in space?
    I'm sure you've heard of the space race but did you know that the Soviet Union launched the first man-made earth satellite into space? It was called Sputnik 1
  • Space, The final frontier

    Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet cosmonaut, but being the first man in space is what really made him special
  • moonwalk without michael?

    moonwalk without michael?
    Many people believe that the moon landing was faked, but I think those people should pay attention to how fast advancements happened in the aviation industry. After the Russians sent sputnik Into space, The states reacted by being the first to walk on the moon. They sent Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. to make history
  • First non stop flight across the Pacific.

    Clyde pangborn and Hugh Herndon flew from japan to Washington state.
  • First super sonic passenger flight

    First super sonic passenger flight
    the Concorde jet flew its maiden voyage from London to Bahrain. The Concorde was the creation of British and French engineering. It was introduced in 1976 and retired in 2003