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It was made with a light spruce frame and covered with muslin cloth.
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A typical commercial aircraft will travel at around 35,000 feet and will be moving at an airspeed of roughly 500-550 miles per hour, depending on the plane.
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It's hard to say when the first gas powered aircraft was "invented". There were many gasoline powered aircraft invented and struggling to fly properly. Many crashed because their engines were too heavy or they couldn't get proper lift.
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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 …
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The first people to cross the Atlantic by air were Britons John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown in a Vickers Vimy IV biplane in 1919. The first solo flight was made by American Charles Lindbergh in 1927 in a monoplane known as 'The Spirit of St Louis'. The first woman to fly the Atlantic solo was …
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The first aeroplane was made in 1903. The first aeroplane (AKA airplane) was made in 1899 by the Wright Brothers. The first aeroplane was a small, biplane glider flown as a kite. The first motorized aeroplane was introduced in 1903 by the same brothers.
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Sir Frank Whittle is generally accepted as the inventor of the modern turbo jet engine
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There are photos at the related links below.
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She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand. Jean Batten (died in the early 80"s) was an aviatrix from New Zealand.
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It was built in 1968 because of the Write Brothers built it and had the longest flight that was only a mile. Wright brothers ...
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The outboard end of a wing.
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Airplanes are generally fixed-wing aircraft.Aircraft can mean any type of flying machine, from airships (balloons/blimps), jets, propeller driven airplanes, rotor-wing (helicopters), UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), drones (about the same thing as a UAV), or the space shuttle.
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The Wright Flyer I, by the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur.
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Because since childhood they had longed to build a real aircraft after their father had given them a toy glider.
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1903 was the year that the Wright brothers successfully flew their airplane.However, many men had built and flown aircraft for short flights for years before this. Aircraft developed gradually, bit by bit with many errors and crashes. There was NO single "invention" of the airplane.
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The Wright Bros. First Flight was in 1899!!
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Flew a short distance before crashing.
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It was in Kill Devil Hill, in North Carolina On Deceomber 17th, 1903 By The Wright Brothers.
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1909
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Amelia Earheart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean. When she fly suddenly the plane was disapeard and she also gone mising! From that day no one nows what has happend to the plane and emilia earhar.
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Charles Taylor
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George Cayley invented the first glide in 1799. He was a British inventor and engineer, and made some of the earliest discoveries about aeronautics.
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Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the very first successful aircraft in December of 1903. These North Carolian brothers' witty invention only flew for approximately 12 seconds and traveled a mere distance of 120 feet (less than the wingspan of many commercial airplanes nowadays).
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The Wright Brothers are credited for the first successful powered flight of an airplane in 1903. However, some people believe that Da Vinci may have designed an airplane, or at least the plans for one.
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It might be necessary for you to clarify what you mean by "successful." If you are referring to the first successful AIRPLANE FLIGHT, then that would be the one the Wright Brothers made on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk NC. But, if you are referring to the first FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL airplane, the…
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There are several planes correctly associated with Amelia Earhart. There was also an autogyro used for altitude record attempts (many of which still hold as autogyros are obsolete). Her autogyro flights were sponsored by the Beech-Nut company. Her first was a yellow Kinner Airster that she bought in…
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The first flight cost roughly 15 dollars, the gasoline powered plane they flew at kitty hawk cost them less than $1000 to build. There is a source link below.
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Designs for winged flight go back to Ancient Egypt.Si George Cayley built and launched manned gliders around 1849. The first powered aeroplane to make a flight was built by Orville and Wilbur Wright. On 17 December 1903 near Kittyhawk, North Carolina, Orville piloted the "Wright Flyer" in a flight …
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a better use for transpotationfor the same reasons everything else is invented, exploration and to see if it could be accomplished, pushing the bounds of what possible...its what humans are best at. It really was two brothers who invented it...and it didnt have anything to do with the war! Sure lat…
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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.
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A bit hard to pin down which airplane was the first. Many designs were built before the first successful flight, but generally Hiram Maxim's 1894 3.5 ton design is often considered one of the first built. It was powered by a 360-horsepower steam engines. While it did gain some height, it careened ou…
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The Wright Flyer, widely regarded as the first true airplane was built mostly in the Wright brothers' workshop in Dayton Ohio with some assembly being done before flight at Kitty Hawk North Carolina. ANS 2 - MANY inventors across the world made aircraft before the Wright brothers. Notably Gustav Whi…
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they used tool by olay
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The first human invention to break the sound barrier was the whip. The "crack" of the whip is a sonic boom.
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Both excellent mechanics, the Wrights used the facilities of the bicycle repair shop and factory which they operated (1892-1904) at Dayton for the construction of their early aircraft. Many others had built other airplanes before them, but not had successful flights.
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Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the science of aerodynamics, was building and flying models of fixed-wing aircraft as early as 1803, and he built a successful passenger-carrying glider in 1853.[2] In 1856, Frenchman Jean-Marie Le Bris made the first powered flight, by having his glider "L'Albatro…
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Wilburn and Orville Wright- were Ohio bicycle makers who tackled the challenge systematically. They made and flew kites to test their wing designs. On December 17, 1903 they tried out their first powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
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Craig Breedlove became the 1st person to break the sound barrier in an automobile in 1998. At Lake Bonneville, Utah, he achieved a trap speed of over 760 MPH. Unable to improve, it's completely wrong. 15/10/1997 Thrust SSC, LSR av speed 763 MPH. Breedloves speed was unconfirmed and even if report…
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Orville Wright was 32 years old during the first successful controlled, powered flight made by he and his brother, Wilbur, on December 17, 1903. Orville Wright was born on August 19, 1871.
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On 17 December 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first recorded controlled flight in a powered aircraft, for a distance of 120 feet. Orville was the pilot. The flight lasted for twelve seconds. It was the first official "engine-powered, controlled fixed wing, heavier-than-air" flight and was…
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Janice Brown is credited with the first solar-powered airplane flight.
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So they can travel.
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to fight
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Yes. In 1892 the brothers formed the Wright Cycle Company and for the next ten years they designed, built, and sold bicycles while developing their skills in designing airplanes
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Although the Wright brothers are largely credited for the first flight, lots of people beat the Wrights to powered, heavier-than-air takeoffs: John Stringfellow launched a successful indoor flight with a small steam-powered model propeller plane in 1848. However, his flight was unmanned.Sir Hiram St…
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1903 The Wrights didn't invent the first airplane. -They built and flew the first powered, controllable aircraft. -Many men had built different aircraft before them, but none were successful at long, controlled flight.
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It took them one year, 2 months and approximately 22 days.
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The first powered, controlled, heavier-than-air airplane flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. This "first" is recognized by both the NAA (National Aeronautic Association) and the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale), international record keeping organizations for aviat…
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The Wrights did NOT fly the 'first airplane' . The Wright brothers were the first to achieve controlled powered flight. Gliders, man-made wings, and balloons were around long before the flight of the Wright Brothers flying machine, the Flyer I, on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty H…
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Glenn Curtiss built and sold the first aircraft to the US Navy. The sale of his A-1 Triad occurred in July 1911. He also trained their first pilot, Lt. Theodore Ellyson, who became USN aviator #1 in 1911.
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This hugely depends on the size of the plane. A plane can be made with a few thousand dollars to few million dollars. It also depends on the power of the plane.
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The Doolittle Raid. It was led by Col.Jimmy Doolittle. see related link below
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Kitty Hawk, NC (North Carolina), December 17, 1903. If you want some further information, try to go to this website: http://www.wright-house.com/wright-brothers/wrights/1903.html.
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"Discovered" is not the proper term. Properly speaking neither is "invented." Like many complex machines, the airplane was developed - expanding on, improving and modifying existing technology. Credit is almost universally given to The Wright Brothers. However there are other contenders such as…
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it goes about 500 miles an hour when it gets in the air but before it takes off it will get to 180 mph to get airborn but it can go faster the faster it goes the easier it is to take off and if you are planing on stealing a plane good luck!!!!!!!! dont do it or we will come for you
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They flew at Kitty Hawk.
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George Putnam.
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the first flight to the north pole has a bit of controvery to it - Admiral Byrd and his pilot Floyd Bennett claimed to fly to and over the North Pole in 1926 - Many people support their claim they made it and some do not - They at least came close but wither they did or not may never really be possi…
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Charles Yeager Information on Charles Yeager: Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager was born on 13 February 1923 in Myra, West Virginia. After joining the army at age 16 and training as an aircraft mechanic, he was then selected for flight training. His service record during WWII was impeccable, becoming an…
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Pretty much impossible to list all the speeds. There have been thousands of airplanes since the first flight, and the amount of work required to research and list all of them would take far too long. If you narrow down what aircraft you are thinking of (jets, prop planes, jumbos, transport planes et…
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Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager
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The Wright brothers first flew their 1900 glider at Kitty Hawk.
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Chuck Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier in 1947. He flew in the Bell X-1.
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At Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville and Wilbur Wright flew their first powered airplane there.
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His Name was Orville Wright..he drove it for 12 seconds in 1903 The Wright brothers flew the first motored aircraft so the answer would be wright
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The "doping" of the outer layer of the blimp was EXTREMELEY flammable. The Blimps back then were NOT grounded...Therefore, when they flew it over, after the storm, the static electricity sparked scortching the whole outer layer before the blimp actually landed...That's why the frame didnt catch on f…
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The Bell X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, exceeded the speed of sound in 1947.
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in December 17,1903 North Carolina by Wright brothersNO. -that was the first successful powered,controlled flight. Men all over the world had been inventing and building aircraft for at least 4 years by then.
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In 1909 Louis Blériot completed the first flight across English Channel. He received a prize of 1000 British pounds for it.Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries crossed the English Channel by balloon on January 7, 1785. The journey took 2.5 hoursLouisd Bleriot
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Around 3 months
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They used spruce for the frame and covered it with muslin. The engine and many other parts were metal.
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The brothers began their experimentation in flight in 1896 at their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio. They selected the beach at Kitty Hawk as their proving ground because of the constant wind that added lift to their craft. In 1901 they came to the beach with their glider and made more than 700 succes…
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The SR-71 wasn't introduced until 1964. The premier recon plane used by the US during WWII was the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
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It was invented because of the desire to fly
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Alcock and Brown ( Two RAF pilots) l9l9. craft used a Vickers Vimy ( Vimy was a battle site in World War I. As this was a crew-served craft, it did not get all the media attention of the solo flight of Lindbergh in l927. There were a good many both airplane and airship (zeppelin, blimp etc) Transatl…
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Glenn Curtiss developed and sold the first aircraft for the US Navy.
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Amelia was 23 when she learned to fly at Kinner Field near LA.
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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 histo…
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Facts about Willa Brown include that she graduated college with a degree in education. She was an aviator who died on July 18, 1992.
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the wright flyer or the flyerThe flyer
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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 this.
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There were quite a few airplanes in service when the war broke out. They varied from the Bleroit and Farman Shorthorn to the Atiatik.
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Contrary to popular belief the Wright Brothers were not the first to fly an aeroplane. By the time the Wright brothers got their flyer up in the air, flying was a hobby for New Zealand farmer Richard Pearse. Working single-handedly in his barn, he designed and built his own engine and flying machi…
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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. Th…
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Charles Kingsford Smith, nicknamed 'Smithy', was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1897. He was always very interested in flying and mechanics from a young age and became one of Australia's best-known aviators, though not the first. Smithy completed the first non-stop crossing of the Austr…
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According to reports the number of B24s that were lost during World War 2 was 79. During the three large attacks the B24s were used in about half were lost each time. ANS 2 - Your figures are totally wrong ! I was based at 2 different RAF stations in Norfolk during the 1960's, that had been B-24 b…
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in 1903 wright bros. where the first who made a successful airplane flight of 53 seconds apox
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Wilbur Wright
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In the U.S.A. --Built? or flown? The first airplanes (I'm excluding balloons, kites and unmotorised gliders) were built as small models as early as 1848 in England and France. However the first large scale aircraft were built in Russia, France, Germany, England, US etc. Pretty much all over the plac…
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