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

French Wartime Reconnaissance Balloon Launched

The first wartime reconnaissance balloon was launched on June 26, 1794, during the Battle of Fleurus, Belgium. 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

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