History of Flight Timeline
Learn how today’s aerospace world evolved ... from the earliest dreams of flying ... to the 12-second airplane flight that gave humanity its wings ... to a planet driven by aerospace and now venturing ever deeper into space.
Take a tour through the entire history of aerospace. Beginning in 3500 BC, we invite you to browse through the many contributions made to flight – right up to today’s most important developments.
Click directly on the timeline to view a decade of accomplishments. Is an important milestone missing from our timeline? Please contact AIAA's Web Editor, Lawrence Garrett.
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