Leonardo de Vinci makes a design for a flying machine. He models it using bird wings.
The brothers fly their hot air balloon on November 21. It had 2 fliers on it and stays in the air for almost four minutes.
The first manned flight of a heavier-than-air vehicle happened on December 17, 1903. Even though the flight lasted only 12 seconds, it was very important.
Alberto Santos-Dumont completes the first powered flight to occur in Europe. The flight lasted 8 seconds.
Charles Lindbergh is the first person ever to fly across the Atlantic from New York City to Paris.
Amelia Earhart's flight on May 20-21 was the first flight in which a women flies solo nonstop across the Atlantic.
The British inventory Frank Whittle designs and patents the world's first jet engine.
On October 14, 1947 Charles E. Yeager is the first pilot to fly faster than sound. He completed the flight in a Bell X-1.
The Apollo 11 mission is successful in landing men on the moon. The US was the first country to have people arrive at the moon. The first people to step foot on it were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
The Boeing 747 plane is put into passenger service in 1970. Is it the first commercial flight.