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

Elisabeth Thible Ascends in Hot Air Balloon

Elisabeth Thible ascends an untethered balloon over Lyon, France on June 4, 1784 constructed by the Montgolfier brothers. Continue reading

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Flight

Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a tethered hot air balloon constructed by the Montgolfier brothers in Paris, France on October 15, 1783. Continue reading

London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service

Aircraft Travel and Transport of London, England, inaugurated London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service on August 25, 1919.
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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Continue reading

Woman to fly a transpacific solo flight from Hawaii to California

Amelia Earhart, an American aviator, was the first woman to make solo Transpacific airplane flight. Continue reading

First Westbound Transatlantic Solo Nonstop flight lands in Canada

On August 18th 1932, an English Pilot by the name James A. Mollison landed at Penne field, New Brunswick, Canada Continue reading

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