Flight By Alex and Rohan

Timeline created by hmcmillan
  • May 31, 1260

    Roger Bacon's Philosophy

    Roger Bacon's Philosophy
    Roger Bacon thought a person could go in an engine for flying which has artificial wings.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Leonardo da Vinci's Invention

    Leonardo da Vinci's Invention
    Leonardo da Vinci sketched a simple helicopter and invented the parachute.
  • Montgolfier Brothers Make Hot Air Balloon

    Montgolfier Brothers Make Hot Air Balloon
    Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier sent their hot air balloon through Paris. They found out that hot air balloons could carry two people.
  • Sir George Cayley

    Sir George Cayley
    Sir George Cayley studied animal flight and was able to build several small gliders as a boy and was eventually able to build one for a small boy to fly a few metres off the ground. Then, in 1853 he was able to make one to carry an adult.
  • Otto Lillienthal's Glider

    Otto Lillienthal's Glider
    Otto Lilienthal made a glider that, when he launched it off a hill, could be controlled by shifting his weight.
  • The First Real Plane

    The First Real Plane
    The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, made the first actual plane, the Flyer 1. It had two 12-m wings and a gas engine. Their first flight was at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and it lasted 12 seconds and traveled 36.5 m.
  • Chuck Yeager's Record

    Chuck Yeager's Record
    Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier— He flew faster than the speed of sound with the X-1 plane. Then in 1952 he flew twice the speed of sound.