[WORLDKINGS] On this day - May 22, 2023 – The 117th anniversary of Wilber and Orville Wright obtaining the patent for the world’s first “flying machine” (1906)
(Worldkings.org) Best known for achieving the first powered heavier-than-air craft flight, the Wright brothers obtained the patent for a “Flying Machine” on May 22, 1906.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - May 9, 2023 – The 97th anniversary of Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett becoming the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole (1926)
(Worldkings.org) Polar explorer Richard E. Byrd and pilot Floyd Bennett flew over the North Pole in a Josephine Ford, a triple-engine Fokker monoplane. It would have been the first time an airplane flew over the top of the world.
[Worldkings] Top 100 innovation events in the world (P. 52) Universal Hydrogen startup successfully tested the world's largest hydrogen-powered airplane (USA)
(Worldkings.org) In what can be termed a milestone in furthering a sustainable future in aviation, a 40-seat passenger plane powered by a hydrogen fuel cell was successfully tested by Universal Hydrogen. The company claimed it flew the airplane from the Grant County International Airport in Washington, primarily on hydrogen fuel, for 15 minutes, reaching an altitude of 3,500 MSL.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - February 9, 2023 – 60th anniversary of the first flight of the US Boeing 727 jet (1963)
(Worldkings.org) The Boeing 727 is an American narrow-body airliner that was developed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The prototype Boeing 727, N7001U, took off from Renton Municipal Airport on its first flight on 9 February 1963.
[Worldkings] Top 50 Universities with Innovative Research (P. 25) Successfully built the first micro-plane with the characteristics of a bird
(Worldkings.org) The RoboSwift, the micro-aircraft inspired by the swift, has made its first flight. In recent months, aerospace engineering students at Delft University of Technology have developed the aircraft in cooperation with the Experimental Zoology Group of Wageningen University, Netherlands.
[WORLDKINGS - ALMANAC EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2022] Important successes throughout 106 years of development The Boeing Company (1916)
(worldkings.org) The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. The company also provides leasing and product support services.
[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.183) Wilbur and Orville Wright (United States): Make world's first successful piloted engine-powered airplane flight
(Worldkings.org) The Wright brothers—Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912)—were two American aviation pioneers. By making the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903, 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Wilbur and Orville Wright is the two making the world's first successful piloted engine-powered airplane flight.
Unique architectural constructions around the world (P.30) - Airplane home (USA) : The fascinating idea of living in a comfortable home made from a retire airplane
(WorldKings.org) Although not in plain sight, it is a plane to see; buried deep within 10 acres of woods just outside Portland, Oregon is a retired Boeing 727 that has been transformed into an unearthly living space.
Top 100 Global Creator - P73. Wilbur and Orville Wright - Creators of airplane
(Worldkings.org) The Wright brothers were also the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
[RECORD NOMINATIONS] America Records Institute (AMRI) – P1. Mason Andrews : The youngest American pilot to circumnavigate the globe alone in an airplane.
(WorldKings.org) Mason Andrews is the youngest American pilot to circumnavigate the globe alone in an airplane.