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The wright brothers built the plane in Ohio and flew it for the first time in Kitty hawk North CarolinaThe location of that airplane, named the Flyer, is in the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC.
Amelia Earhart was born July 4, 1897. If Amelia Earhart was ten  years old when she saw her first airplane then the year would be  1907.   1897+10=1907
Louis Bleriot made the first flight across the English Channel in 1909
The German Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg , exploded in midair as she was mooring at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. The Hindenburg was a passenger liner, but unlike today's airships, she carried volatile hydrogen gas instead of helium for her lifting capability. There is a...
Only one person could fit on the first plane. The engine was not much better than a lawn mower engine (but much heavier). I have added some photos for you to see the plane on the link below.
human error most of the times
the Wright Brothers from modern day Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on  December 17,1903.
The first successful flight was made in 1903, by the wrightbrothers
The wright flier was made out of wood and cloth, was a biplane, had two large pusher props, and had the elevator in the front.
North Carolina It is depicted on their license plates "North Caroline, First in Flight"
The U.S. states of Ohio and North Carolina both take credit for theWright brothers and their world-changing inventions-Ohio becausethe brothers developed and built their design in Dayton, and NorthCarolina because Kitty Hawk was the site of the Wrights' firstpowered flight. I although give nobody...
Envy of birds - Men had been fascinated by flying for years and before powered flight happened there were many balloons that could carry people in baskets below them.
No. The Wright Brothers invented the first successful heavier than air craft, now called an airplane.
So many people were building the early aircraft that it's impossible to tell which was first.
Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew, 13 passengers and 22 crew died.
Hydrogen, newer airship designs use helium because it is slightly less volitile
The Wright brothers first aircraft were gliders, built and flown in 1901.
His name was Peter.
Use helium instead of hydrogen More precautions and safety
There is some very credible evidence that indicates Richard Pearse may have flown on March 31, 1902, over a year before the Wright brothers.
It isn't possible to put a number to how many gliders were built. People were experimenting with gliders all over the world for a long time.
Not really. And it all depends on what one means by the word "fly", and what degree of significance one places on official recordings, of declared feats. Many people floated around in hot air balloons, and uncontrolled dirigibles, as well as "falling with style" in gliders and parachutes, long...
It means to fly upwards from level, till you do a complete 'O' and come back to level flight
Kittyhawk, North Carolina
Jean Batten was a famous woman pilot  from Rotorua, New Zealand.
      That depends on which famous Ruth Nichols you mean:   Ruth Rowland Nichols (February 23, 1901 - September 25, 1960) was a pioneer aviatrix who is the only woman yet in history to simultaneously hold world records for speed, altitude, and distance. Her initiation...
There is not enough information to answer this question. It's unclear what you are asking.
The Hindenburg disaster took place at a Marine Airport called "Lakehurst". It's located in New Jersey (Ocean County), which is in the United States of America.
Depending on it's exact role and which air force, the B-24 was crewed by 8 -11 airmen.
It didnt. Liquid Oxygen is what rockets use for fuel however the Hindenburg was filled with ahighly reactive gas called hydrogen which ignited shortly after the Hindenburg crashed.
The first airplane is important because it created air travel. It  created a global economy and made it easier to ship things to other  countries.
Amelia saw her first aircraft in 1919 in Toronto.
At the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto, in 1918.
Nobody flew in a successful glider in 1804.
Nobody 'invented' the first airplane - they were developed after much trial and many errors in the USA, France, Britain and other countries all through the late 1890's. MANY inventors across the world invented and flew short flights in aircraft before the Wright brothers. -
The first heavier than air, powered aircraft that took off from flat ground (not a ramp or rails) was Clement Ader's Eole in 1890. It was a large bat like aircraft with a light weight steam engine, and room for one pilot. It flew once in view of the French army, getting about a foot off the ground...
Time management is really self management. You can not manage time, only yourself. People do not realize time management systems actually take time, so unless they improve your efficiency to a greater amount than they cost, it is counter productive. Time wasters are obvious, anything that keeps you...
It's very obvious because from the first flight where the Wright Brothers only had their body weight and rudder to control it's flight now modern commercial jets have flaps, slats, ailerons, rudders, tail cones, engines, and much more since the Flyer B flew
Glenn Curtiss developed and sold the first aircraft for the US Navy.
Because the history of flight is a long and complicated story.
New Zealand aviator, Richard Pearse on 31 March 1903
The leader was Colonel Jimmy Doolittle.
At a time when opportunities for women (and especially black women) were limited, Bessie Coleman's achievements were unique. In the early 1910s, when aviation was still relatively new, and few women were learning to fly, Bessie became one of the few black women (or men, for that matter) to take...
The first airplane was flown by Orville Wright. He was one of the Wright Brothers who invented it. He flew for a few minutes before the plane came down.
Amelia was 23 when she learned to fly at Kinner Field near LA.
  Answer   No. Aluminum cans are made from an aluminum alloy. Aluminum powder is a different form and was mixed with glue to coat the fabric of the airships.
Gustave Whitehead buit the first successful aircraft almost a yearbefore the Wrights. He never had the benefit of their kind ofpublicity.
colonel Doolittle. (The Doolittle Campaign)
The history of the development of flight is littered with wreckage. The first planes were usually flawed in some way. It's actually trickier than you would think designing a machine that will stay aloft for more than a few seconds and not come crashing down with a nasty thump. Some of the reasons:...
Amelia Earhart's dad was a German American, Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart (March 28, 1867-Septemper 23,1930)Amelia Earhart's mom was Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart (May 15,1869-August 20,1962)Does that your answer?
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin invented the first practical dirigibles in the late 1800's but he didn't fly the first ones till about 1910. There were previous balloons called dirigibles, but they did not have a frame.
Jean Batten travelled all over Australia, New Zealand, India and Europe. She flew the first solo flight from England to Brazil, and lived in England and France in her later years.
The Wright Fyer was the first powered aircraft.
The Smithsonian Institution is a complex of many different museums (as well as the National Zoo), including the Museum of American History, the Museum of African Art, the American Art Museum, and the Museum of Natural History.   The National Air and Space Museum features many artifacts from the...
Air & Space Museum in D.C.
She overcame many challenges one being that crashed her plane on  the outskirts of Rome almost severing her lip.
At the time satellites have not became a major impact and the highlight of the Blackbirds carrer was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, of which it could be deployed to take updated pictures in a matter of hours. Its top speed of Mach 3 enables it to outrun any ground-to-air defenses and any aircraft...
The Science Museum in London displayed the Wright Flyer in 1928.
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was significant to Australian history because of his major contribution to aviation. He is perhaps best remembered for being the first aviator to cross the Pacific Ocean from the United States to Australia, doing so in 1928.
They tried many jobs such as printing and repairing bicycles. Then they moved onto their childhood dream and started experimenting in gliders before putting a propellor on them
Jack Snyder of the Camden Courier Post took some of the first Photo's of the disaster getting them to press before even the NY Times.
Wiley's most celebrated aircraft was a Lockheed Vega 5, much like Amelia Earhart's 'Little red bus'
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937.
The first powered aeroplane built that actually flew was made by Wilbur and Orville Wright in 1903. But there were unpowered gliders built by people like Otto Lilienthal before this time that were able to fly (or glide)
Jean Batten (1909 - 1982) was born and grew up in New Zealand. In 1929 she moved to England and took up flying. In May 1934, Batten successfully flew solo from England to Australia in the Gipsy Moth. Her trip of 14 days and 22 hours beat the existing England-to-Australia record of English aviatrix...
The Wright brothers invented THEIR airplane ( NOT the first ) in1902.
No, there were no airplanes in the Victorian era.
Hommage a Bleriot was painted to honor Louis Bleriot, Louis Bleriot was the first peron to fly across the English channel.
the wright flyer or the flyerThe flyer
Today's blimps are not filled with flammable hydrogen gas like Hindenburg was, but normally the non-flammable helium.
Jehengir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD Tata) got the first pilots license issued in India on February 10, 1929.
Wilbur and Orville ,but they didn't invent the first airplane. The first airplane was invented by Richard Pearse who flew his plane on March 31st 1902 in New Zealand.
The research showed that the skin of the Hindenburg was very  flammable. This meant that if even a spark touched it, there was no  chance of survival.
There are no modern Zeppelins. -There are 'blimps' which are different construction. Zeppelins and many other airships of the 1920' s to 40's were 'dirigibles', meaning they had metal frames with a fabric covering and gas bags inside. Blimps, such as those used during WW2 and even now as the...
    The original Wright Flyer can be seen at the air and space wing of the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC. There are also many replicas on display at various museums around the country.THis is the first successful aircraft FLOWN, not built. -Many aircraft were invented and built before...
The Wright brothers invented THEIR airplane ( NOT the first ) in1902.
There were quite a few airplanes in service when the war broke out. They varied from the Bleroit and Farman Shorthorn to the Atiatik.
B-29 because B-52 had not been created yet.
who inspired her was Charles Kingsford Smith
their first plane was called the wright flyer and was first flew in Kitty hawk and stayed in the air for 12 seconds it was propeller driven
Their first airplane was a glider and was similar to the famous "Flyer I" which is the first powered airplane. It was made out of wood and cloth. The evelators were located in the front of the aircraft and two propellers were fitted in the back. It was a biplane, so it had two superimposed wings....
Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst in New Jersey .
Apparently Jean was inspired by the famous Australian aviator, Charles Kingsford-Smith.