Samuel Pierpont Langley

Title: Samuel Pierpont Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and aviation pioneer. Continue reading

Samuel Pierpont Langley Propelled a Steam Engine Plane

Samuel Pierpont Langley propelled a steam engine plane, Aerodrome across the Potomac River near Washington, DC, USA, on May 6, 1896. Continue reading

American Built Radial Aviation Engine

American engineers, Charles Matthews Manly and Stephen Marius Balzer built the radial aviation engine in 1903. Continue reading

First Female Jet Plane Pilot

Maria Atanassova (Marija Georgieva Atanassowa) of Bulgaria, Russia was hired by Continue reading

First Transoceanic Flight by Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Deutsche Lufthansa AG flew regular transoceanic flights between Germany and Buenos Aires, Argentina Continue reading

First Transoceanic Jetliner Service

British Overseas Airways Corporation offers first transoceanic jetliner service Continue reading

First Amphibious Aircraft Built

Grover Cleveland Loening, a German-American engineer designed and built the first amphibious aircraft in 1912, USA. 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. Continue reading

The First Airplane Parachute Jump

U.S. Army captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a Benoist Pusher plane piloted by Antony Jannus on March 1, 1912 at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, USA. Continue reading

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