First Round the World Non-Stop Flight

A B-50 Superfortress plane, Lucky Lady 11 made the first round the world non-stop flight from Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, TX, on February 26, 1949, piloted by U.S. Captain James Gallagher. Continue reading

David Carl Schilling

David Carl Schilling (December 15, 1918 – August 14, 1956) was a U.S. Air Force officer, fighter ace credited with 22½ confirmed claims, and leading advocate of long-range jet fighter operations. Kansas' Schilling Air Force Base was named in his memory. Continue reading

Schilling Flew First Transatlantic Jet Flight from England

Colonel David Carl Schilling, commanding officer of the U.S. 31st Escort Wing made a nonstop transatlantic jet flight Continue reading

First Transatlantic Jet Flight from Michigan to England

Colonel David Carl Schilling, U.S. 56th Fighter Group commanded the first transatlantic eastward jet flight Continue reading

French Seaplane Takes Flight

The first seaplane designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre launched on March 28, 1910 from Martigues near Marseilles, France. Continue reading

Wilbur Wright Performs Aerial Turns

Wilbur Wright performed aerial turns in an airplane on September 20, 1904 at Kitty Hawk, NC, USA. Continue reading

Orville Wright’s First Powered Flight

Orville Wright flew a motor-powered airplane on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, NC, USA Continue reading

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

First Transoceanic Flight by Deutsche Lufthansa AG

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

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Continue reading