Cathay Pacific Airline Flight Hijacked

The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways 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

Wright Built First Military Aircraft

Wilbur and Orville Wright built the Wright military flyer of 1909 for the U.S. Army Signal Corps as an observation and signaling craft. Continue reading

First Airplane Accident in Virginia

The first airplane accident occurred on September 17, 1908, at Fort Myer, Arlington Heights, VA, USA 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

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