Aussieboggie From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 92 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4324 times:
1903 - Wright Brothers make the world's first powered flight
1907 - First helicopter flight by Paul Cornu in France
1909 - First cross english channel flight by Frenchman Louis Bleriot on the Bleriot XI
1909 - The world's first passanser airplane of Zeppelin Airship is formed, carrying 35,000 passengers in 5 years.
1914 - First airline begin
1914 - World War I, rapid advancement in aircraft development
1917 - Pacific Aero Products Company changes its name to Boeing airplane company, and Boeing is established
1919 - The first non-stop flight across the atlantic
1919 - Forst international commercial passanger flight between Paris and Brussels
1923 - The first non-stop US coast-to-coast
1924 - First round the world flight by US Air Army Service in 175 days
1925 - World's first inflight movie is shown
1927 - Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo flight over the atlantic
1927 - First transoceaonic flight from Oakland, CA to Honolulu, Hawaii.
1929 - The first flight over antartica takes place
1929 - The world's first flight over the south pole
1929 - First rocket-powered plane by Fritz Opel of Germany
1931 - The first non-stop flight across the pacific
1931 - First jet engine by Britain's Frank Whittle.
1932 - Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo over the atlantic
1933 - Wily Post completes the first round-the-world solo flight
1933 - The world's first airliner Boeing 247 with 10 pax onboard.
1935 - First airway traffic control centre at Newark, NJ.
1935 - First succesful pssanger airliner, the DC-3 was the first plane to make a profit solely on pax service. 21 pax onboard.
1936 - First pressurized cabin by Lockheed Aircraft Corp
1939 - World War II. Huge advancement in combat aircraft and bombers.
1940 - First flight of Boeing Stratoliner, this first airliner with a pressurized cabin allowed the plane to fly up to 20,000 ft. avoiding turbulence
1947 - Flight faster than sound, the Bell X-I
1951 - The introduction of Tourist/Economy/Coach/Y Class
1954 - First Boeing 707, also the first jet airliner succesfully enters the pax service
1957 - World's first satellite, Russian Sputnik I
1958 - More than a million flew over the atlantic, surpass the total of Atlantic Steamship pax
1961 - FIRST MAN IN SPACE. Yuri Gagrin, orbited on Vostok I spacecraft
1969 - First concorde's flight
1969 - First MAN ON THE MOON. Neil Armstrong
1970 - The first wide bodied jet Boeing 747 starts service and seats for 400+ pax.
1975 - Video games are first introduced onboard flights
1976 - First aircraft on Mars, Viking I that is.
1981 - First space shuttle launch
1984 - World's first inflight telephone is introduced
1997 - MH B772 breaks the world record for the longest non-stop flight
Seatle - Kuala Lumpur
2001 - First space tourist, American bizman Denis Tito paid $20 mil. for a place on Russian Solyuz.
2001 - MH B772 is the first twin engine commercial aircraft to fly over North Pole
2001 - MH is the first Asian carrier to fly over polar route
2003 - Concorde makes it final flight on 24 October 2003
Phew.... want more? go to a very cool website. LOTS LOTS LOTS of useful and informative info. And a chance to win a life time trip (for two) to Wright Brothers Memorial Museum & NASA Kennedy Space Centre in the USA with Malaysia Airlines
Turn on to Discovery Channel (Asia Pacific region only) from 15-19 Dec for the 100 Years of Flight: A Centennial Celebration of Aviation presented by Discovery Channel and Malaysia Airlines (Going Beyond Expectation)
The programme:- (starts at 10 pm Kuala Lumpur/GMT +8)
15 Dec - Extreme Machine: 21st Century Flight (Premiere)
16 Dec - Building the Biggest: Sky Giant, Inside A380 (Premiere)
17 Dec - The Wright Stuff
18 Dec - Superstructure: Boeing 747-400
19 Dec - Bognor Birdman Competition
MEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4273 times:
Amazing facts indeed,so much has been done in the last 100 years.
The presentation of Discovery(middle east) airs on Dec 8th,that's a week earlier than Asia&Pacific region.It's gonna be a week long presentation with 2hrs of programs everyday!Awesome!