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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1908: This is a timeline of aviation history. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1903: March March 31 - Richard Pearse is reputed to have made a powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft, a monoplane of his own construction, that crash lands on a hedge. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1904: April April 1 - Captain Ferdinand Ferber makes a failed attempt to fly an Archdeacon glider at Berck sur Mer, Normandy. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1905: April April 27 - Sapper Moreton of the British Armys balloon section is lifted 2,600 ft (792 m) by a kite at Aldershot under the supervision of the kites designer, Samuel Cody. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1906: January January 17 - Zeppelin LZ 2 (makes a forced landing and is destroyed in high winds the following day). ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1907: Events Robert Esnault-Pelterie becomes first pilot to fly using a control stick. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1909: Events February February 23 - John McCurdy makes the first aeroplane flight in Canada in the Silver Dart May May 14 - Samuel Cody makes the first aeroplane flight in the UK longer than 1 mile (1. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1910: Events First night flights. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1911: Events January January 18 - Eugene Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay, marking the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1912: Events First all-metal aircraft flies, the Tubavion monoplane built by Ponche and Maurice Primard in France. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1913: Events The Serbian air force is established as an army air service. ... ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Events

The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...

January

- Henry Farman wins the Deutsch-Archdeacon Prize for making a circular flight of over 1 km (0.6 miles). Henry Farman (May 26, 1874 - July 18, 1958) was an aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer. ...


May

  • May 14 - Charles Furnas becomes the first passenger in an aeroplane, piloted by Wilbur Wright. First heavy-than-air passenger carrying flight. Wilbur Wright flew Charles W. Furnas for a distance of 2.5 miles in a Wright Model B.

May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), the elder of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ...

June

June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... Brooklands was a motor racing circuit built near Weybridge in Surrey, England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... Jacob Christian Hansen Ellehammer, born July 14, 1871, died 1946, was a Danish watchmaker and inventor, who on September 12, 1906 became the first European to fly an airplane. ...

July

  • July 4 - Glenn H. Curtiss is awarded the Scientific American trophy for a public flight of over 1 km. Curtiss flies 1,550 m (5,090 ft).
  • July 8 - Thérèse Peltier becomes the first woman to fly in an aeroplane. She is a passenger on a flight made by Lèon Delagrange at Turin.

July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 - July 23, 1930) was an aviation pioneer and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. ... Scientific American is one of the oldest and most serious popular-science magazines. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Turin Area   – Total   – Water 130 km&sup2 (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04′ N 7°40′ E1. ...

September

  • Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge became the first person killed in a powered airplane and the first military aviation casualty when Wilbur crashed his two-passenger plane during military tests at Fort Myer in Virginia.
  • September 9, Orville Wright flies 1 hour 3 minutes and 15 seconds.

Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge (February 8, 1882 – September 17, 1908) was the first soldier to die in a powered aircraft crash. ... Fort Myer is a U.S. Army base located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. It is now the home of the Air Force Chief of Staff and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ...

October

  • October 5, the Zeppelin-airship LZ IV destroyed by fire at Echterdingen.
  • October 14, Henry Farman makes the first cross-country flight in a power-driven aeroplane, from Bouy to Reims (27 km) in 20 minutes.
  • October 16 - Samuel Cody makes the first generally recognised aeroplane flight in the UK in his British Army Aeroplane No. 1.
  • October 18, Wilbur Wright climbs to 115 metres above Auvours.

October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Samuel Franklin Cody (1867 - August 7, 1913) was an early pioneer of manned flight, most famous for his work on the large kites known as Cody War-Kites that were used in World War I as a smaller alternative to balloons for artillery spotting. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ...

December

December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), the elder of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ... Michelin logo Michelin (full name: Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin, French manufacturer of tyres Michelin), based in Clermont-Ferrand, France in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre (In American English, tire) manufacturer but is also famous for its series of travel guides and road maps...

First flights

March

May March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... The Red Wing (or Aerodrome #1) was an early aircraft designed by Thomas Selfridge and built by the Aerial Experiment Association in 1908. ...

June May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... The White Wing (or Aerodrome #2) was an early aircraft designed by Casey Baldwin and built by the Aerial Experiment Association in 1908. ...

December (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... The June Bug (or Aerodrome #3) was an early aircraft designed by Glenn Curtiss and built by the Aerial Experiment Association in 1908. ...

December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The AEA Silver Dart in flight The Silver Dart (or Aerodrome #4) was an early aircraft which was flown off the ice at Baddeck, Nova Scotia on February 23, 1909. ...

Entered service


Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This is a list of aircraft engine manufacturers both past and present. ...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation. ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is a list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by country of origin. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...


 
 

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