André Garner makes first parachute descent from a balloon (in Paris)
First airship invented by Henri Giffard
First Flight (Wilbur & Orville Wright)
December 17, 1903
Paul Cornu invented the first piloted helicopter
Lieutenant Selfridge was the first aircraft victim
First transatlantic flight in heavier-than-air aircraft
May 8, 1919 - May 30, 1919
Achieved by the crew of the Navy-Curtiss NC-4 flying boat by flying from Jamaica Bay at Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, to Plymouth, England, via Halifax, Nova Scotia, Trepassey Bay (Newfoundland), Horta (Azores), and Lisbon, Portugal.
Alcock & Brown - First non-stop transatlantic flight
June 14, 1919 - June 15, 1919
Lindbergh - First non-stop New York to Paris flight
May 20, 1927 - May 21, 1927
World's first airport built in Croydon near London.
FA Cup final stopped for 20 minutes to allow airship to pass overhead
Amelia Earhart - first female solo transatlantic flight