History of Aviation

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It was invented because of the desire to fly
The wright brothers built the plane in Ohio and flew it for the first time in Kitty hawk North Carolina The 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 tenyears old when she saw her first airplane then the year would be1907. 1897+10=1907
Louis Bleriot made the first flight across the English Channel in 1909
Single engine airplane designed specifically for Lindbergh to flyfrom New York to Paris. It is a Ryan NYP, called Spirit of St.Louis.
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 onDecember 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...
Leonardo da Vinci's inspired sketches and drawings almost 400 years earlier led the way to flight and early aeroplanes.
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.
The Wright brothers first aircraft were gliders, built and flown in 1901.
Lufthansa's first aircraft was a Convair 340 Metroliner, delivered in August 1954.
A biplane works just the same as any other aircraft except it hasmuch more wing area.
The Hindenburg was filled with Hydrogen, a very flammable gas. It is believed that a spark of some kind came in contact with the fragile thin skin of the blimp and that it caused the Hindenburg to ignite. After the ignition, the blimp's hydrogen was blown up by the spreading fire. So then, the...
His name was Peter.
Use helium instead of hydrogen More precautions and safety
Airplanes can be any color, the FAA has no restrictions on color schemes other than requiring the tail number be easily visible. White is by far the most popular color, however.
Most of the first aircraft used light fabric like muslin. This was stretched over spars and longerons and then varnished to make it tight and windproof.
The Wright brothers flew their first successful flight on 17 December, 1903.
They used spruce for the frame and muslin for the covering.
rocket fuel . alimnum has a low melting point and the powdered paint is highly flameble.
Jean Batten had no kids.
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...
Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett made a flight across the North Pole in 1926, but it was very controversial, with many others challenging their claim.
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.
The first aircraft were made with wood frames, often spruce. The frame was covered with thin cloth, often muslin and was tightened by varnishing it. some small parts and of course the engine, were metal.
Her first flight took place at an airfield in Long Beach Calif. On December 28, 1920, she was taken up in an airplane by pilot Frank Hawks. She started flying lessons a month later on January 3, 1921, at Kinner Field, an airfield near Long Beach.
\n\n. \nThat depends on which famous Ruth Nichols you mean: . \n. 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 to fame was due to...
Gossamer Albatross was the first man-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel on 12 June 1979. It was made of carbon fibre covered by Mylar and weighed only about 220 pounds for the Channel crossing. Invented by Paul McReady and flown by Bryan Allen.
American aviatrix Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly the Channel solo. She did this in a Bleriot monoplane in April 1912.
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.
Yes, a biplane is very aerodynamic,with lots of 'lift'
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. Itcreated a global economy and made it easier to ship things to othercountries.
Amelia saw her first aircraft in 1919 in Toronto.
At the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto, in 1918.
The Hindenburg was a German passenger airship, named the LZ 129Hindenburg. It was destroyed during its attempt to dock with itsmooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is locatedadjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. The disasteroccurred on the 6th of May, 1937, the day was...
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)...
They flew across in a balloon. The trip took about 2 1/2 hours
Question is somewhat unclear as to what it is specifically asking but you could be referring to Title 49 of the U.S. Code.
Nobody flew in a successful glider in 1804.