The History of Jet Packs

Timeline created by kimmykaze05
  • 200

    First Kite Flight - 200 BC

    First Kite Flight - 200 BC
    First recorded kite flight General Han Hsin
  • Steam Engines

    Steam Engines
    Jacob Leupold invented a two-cylinder high pressure steam engine
  • Human Flight

    Human Flight
    First flight of a lighter-than-air balloon.
  • Gliders Take Flight

    Gliders Take Flight
    First successful human-carrying glider flight, designed by George Cayley.
  • Induction Begins

    Induction Begins
    Michael Faraday invents the induction ring and electromagnetic induction
  • Gas Engine

    Gas Engine
    Étienne Lenoir builds first practical gas engine
  • Internal Combustion Engine

    Internal Combustion Engine
    German inventor Nikolaus Otto builds first internal combustion engine.
  • Induction Motors

    Induction Motors
    Induction motor is invented.
  • Model Airplanes - Steam

    Model Airplanes - Steam
    Samuel Langley made model airplanes, like the Aerodrome, with steam engines
  • Steam and Gas

    Steam and Gas
    Samuel Langley made model airplanes with steam engines, then later gas engines.
  • The Wright Brothers Develope Ideas

    The Wright Brothers Develope Ideas
    The Wright Brothers made model airplanes using a lightweight motors with kites and gliders.
  • Wright Brothers Take Flight

    Wright Brothers Take Flight
    First flight of a controllable self-propelled, heavier than air machine, influenced by Samuel Langley and the idea of human flight.
  • Model Airplanes - Gas

    Model Airplanes - Gas
    Samuel Langley made model airplanes with gas powered engines.
  • Beginning the Invention of the Jet Engine

    Beginning the Invention of the Jet Engine
    Sir Frank Whittle thought of using a gas turbine engine to power an airplane. Dr. Hans von Ohain was investigating an aircraft without a propeller.
  • Sir Frank Whittle's Start

    Sir Frank Whittle's Start
  • Dr. Hans von Ohain's Start

    Dr. Hans von Ohain's Start
    Dr. Hans von Ohain is granted permission to execute a jet engine project.
  • Dr. Hans von Ohain Takes Flight

    Dr. Hans von Ohain Takes Flight
    Dr. Hans von Ohain flies his first jet engine.
  • Sir Frank Whittle Takes Flight

    Sir Frank Whittle Takes Flight
    Sir Frank Whittle flies his first jet engine.
  • Beginning of the Jetpack

    Beginning of the Jetpack
    U.S. Army Transportation Research Command (TRECOM) began researching rocket pack technology.
  • First Jet Pack Test

    First Jet Pack Test
    Richard Peoples made his first flight in a jet pack after Aerojet General Corporation received a U.S. Army permission to create a jet pack in 1959.