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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: A Timeline of Aviation Reply with quote

From last week in the Onion.

This Saturday marks 90 years since aviator Charles Lindbergh made his historic first nonstop solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris aboard the Spirit Of St. Louis. The Onion takes a look back at the most important milestones in the history of aviation.

150,000,000 B.C.
Birds seem to have it down pretty well

1485
Leonardo da Vinci draws detailed sketch of an airline passenger

1709
Bartolomeu de Gusmão designs an airship similar to a modern hot air balloon that is immediately confiscated by his Algebra teacher

1873-1898
Inclement weather delays

1903
Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight at Kitty Hawk gives hope that humans might one day have the technology to leave North Carolina

1909
The first flight by a commercial airline is followed moments later by the first public apology by a commercial airline

1914
Aviation engineers make breakthrough discovery that these things can also be used to kill people

1944
Oklahoma A&M basketball player Bob Kurland becomes the first person to dunk

1980
Spirit Airlines launches with the goal of bringing the glamour of bus travel to the air

2102
Baby cries throughout entire flight from Tampa to Mars
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing My list includes Noel Wien, 1924
"Wien brought his Hisso Standard biplane to Alaska and began servicing the gold-rich territory." -- wiki
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