The History of the Airplane

By ATK1106
  • The Hot Air Balloon

    The Hot Air Balloon
    Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes make the first free aerial voyage in a hot air balloon.
  • First Fatalities

    Jean Francois de Rozier and Pierre Romain are the first ballooning fatalities.
  • Biplane Design

    Biplane Design
    George Caylay's biplane design is published.
  • Wilbur Wright

    Wilbur Wright
    Wilbur Wright, one of the most influential people in aviation, is born.
  • Orville Wright

    Orville Wright
    Orville Wright, one of the most influential people in aviation, is born.
  • Steam Powered Models

    Samuel P. Langley produces successful steam powered modles that fly.
  • Eiffel Tower

    Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aviator, circles the Eiffel Tower in an airship.
  • First Heavier Than Air Flight

    First Heavier Than Air Flight
    The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, make the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight in a heavier than air flying machine.
  • Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles A. Lindbergh completes the first solo, non-stop, trans-Atlantic flight.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Boeing 247

    Boeing 247
    A modern airliner, Boeing 247, flies for the first time.
  • The Moon

    The Moon
    Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. are the first to walk on the moon.
  • Space Station

    Space Station
    First crew arrives to take up residence in the Intyernational Space Station.