The Past of Airplanes

Timeline created by TYFUG
  • First Flight

    First Flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright sustain the first flight of an Aircraft in Kittyhawk, North Carolina for a relatively shorty, but history-changing 120 feet.
  • Full Control

    Full Control
    Wilbur went to France and showed off the ability to fly his improved plane for over two hours.
  • Military Occupation

    Military Occupation
    After seeing the technological breakthrough of the newly improved airplane, the military purchases the aircraft. It was in service for two years, then retired and adopted by the Smithsonian society, where it rests today.
  • Seaplane

    Seaplane
    Henri Fabre of France developed and flew the first Seaplane.
  • Air Mail

    Air Mail
    Mail by flight was approved by the U.S. Post Office, but only lasted a week.
  • Transcontinental

    John A. Macready made the first nonstop transcontinental flight from May 2nd-May 3rd 1923.
  • Nonstop Flight

    First nonstop flight across the Atlantic.
  • Jet Engines

    Jet Engines
    Jet Engines are designed by Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain