100+ Years of Aviation History

We all know the Wright Brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina being the first to invent a flying machine controlled by pilot in 1903.  But what has happened since then in the world of aviation?

AviationWeek celebrates the last century of ground-breaking discoveries and events in a Centennial Timeline.  Let’s go back in time…

We start on July 17th, 1909 at the first ILA Berlin Air Show.  This air show was the first international conference where people came together and discussed their ideas about aviation technology…

Aviation History

To the first non-stop transatlantic flight in May 1919…

To the first round-the-world flight in September 1924…

To the first liquid fueled rocket in 1926, initiating a new era in space-flight…

To Boeing introducing Stewardess Services in 1930…

and who could forget Amelia Earhart…

Then soon begins the introduction of various aircrafts, increasing the size of the market…

The Great Air Race starts October 1934…

Radar is first tested 4 months later…

Military aircraft galore after World War II…

To the Sputnik I Launch in 1957…

To 51 years ago, Gemini 3 becomes the first spacecraft to maneuver in space…

To January 1967, the Apollo I Tragedy…

An Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon in 1969…

To the rare aircraft, B-1A Bomber launching its first flight in 1974…

To the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster in 1986…

To Being flying the 777 in 1994…

To Lockheed Martin flying in the F-22 Raptor in 1997…

To the ILA Berlin Air Show in 2012, debuting the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport…

And to more state-of-the-art aircraft being designed and engineered for commercial and military use.  The history of aviation is a colorful one, full of successes and failures.  There’s a lot more to go.

I wonder if Orville and Wilber Wright knew what they started?

Click here to read about these discoveries and events, and everything in between.

 

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