First Female Jet Plane Pilot

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First Transoceanic Flight by Deutsche Lufthansa AG

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First Transoceanic Jetliner Service

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John Jeffries

John Jeffries (5 February 1745 – 16 September 1819) was a Boston physician, scientist, and a military surgeon with the British Army in Nova Scotia and New York during the American Revolution. He is best known for accompanying Jean-Pierre Blanchard on his 1785 balloon flight across the English Channel.

Jeffries is credited with being among America’s first weather observers. He began taking daily weather measurements in 1774 in Boston, as well as taking weather observations in a balloon over London in 1784. National Weatherperson’s Day is celebrated in his honor on 5 February, his birthday. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds a collection of his papers, including a letter he dropped from the balloon during his historic flight, considered the oldest piece of airmail in existence.

More info at: John Jeffries – Wikipedia

Additional Articles associated with this person’s firsts:

Name(s):
      John Jeffries
Occupation:
      Physician
     Surgeon
Birth:
      February 5, 1745
Boston, MA, USA
Death:
      September 16, 1819
      Boston, MA, USA
Spouse:
      Hannah Jeffries
(m. 1787)
Known for:
      The Balloon
Education:
      Harvard College (1763),
      University of Aberdeen,
      Harvard College,
      Harvard University


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First Solo Helicopter Voyage Around the World

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First Amphibious Aircraft Built

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Hot Air Balloon Uses Flight Instruments

John Jeffries, an American balloonist carried a flight instrument, a barometer during his voyage over London, England in 1784. Continue reading

Antony Jannus

Antony Habersack Jannus, more familiarly known as Tony Jannus (July 22, 1889 – October 12, 1916), was an early American pilot whose aerial exploits were widely publicized in aviation’s pre-World War I period. He flew the first airplane from which a parachute jump was made, in 1912. Jannus was also the first airline pilot, having pioneered the inaugural flight of the St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line on January 1, 1914, the first scheduled commercial airline flight in the world using heavier-than-air aircraft. The Tony Jannus Award, created to perpetuate his legacy, recognizes outstanding individual achievement in the scheduled commercial aviation industry and is conferred annually by the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society founded in Tampa, Florida, in 1963.
More info at: Tony Jannus – Wikipedia

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Name(s):
      Antony Habersack Jannus
Occupation:
      American pilot
Birth:
      July 22, 1889, Washington, D.C.
Death:
      October 12, 1916, Black Sea
Educations:
      McKinley Technology High School


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The First Airplane Parachute Jump

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First Benoist Airboat Airliner Flights in Florida

Benoist Airboat No. 43 airliner flew weekday flights between Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, USA from January 1 to March 21, 1914. Continue reading