Eppo Numan, Transatlantic flight

Eppo Numan piloted a transatlantic flight on an ultralight airplane. Continue reading

If man was meant to fly, he would have been given wings

In 1991 at the Experimental Aircraft Association's 39th annual international convention and sport aviation exhibition in Oshkosh, WI, USA, Jim Bede of Bede Jet, presented his Home-built supersonic, lightweight, two-seat jet aircraft, built for his personal use.
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Woman to fly a transatlantic solo flight from Canada to Ireland

Amelia Earhart, an American Aviator (a native of Atchison, KS, USA), flew out of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada on May 20th, 1932. Continue reading

Non stop transatlantic flight from Canada to Ireland

Captain John Williams Alcock, Pilot and Lieutenant Arthur Witten Brown, Navigator took a Vickers Vimy Twin Engine (360 horsepower Rolls-Royce Engines) airplane from Canada to Ireland. Continue reading

Airplane equipped with its own parachute

The SR-20, a small single-engine plane by the Cirrus Design Corporation, Duluth, MN, USA, was equipped with its own parachute as standard equipment in June 1999. Continue reading

Nonstop circumnavigation of the world by balloon

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Brian Jones, an English ballooning instructor, accomplished a nonstop circumnavigation of the world in a balloon in 1999. Continue reading

Manned Flight by Box Kite

Aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave demonstrated a manned kite flight on November 12, 1894, Continue reading

Manned Flight by Box Kite

Aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave demonstrated a manned kite flight on November 12, 1894, Continue reading

Invention of Box Kite

Aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave invented a box kite in 1894. Continue reading

First Manned Glider Flight

The first manned glider flight took place in Wiltshire, England, in 1005 and chronicled by William of Malmesbury. Continue reading