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1000 BCE Kites are invented in China.
1709 Model glider design
1783 The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight
1843 George Cayley’s biplane design is published.
1895 Otto Lilienthal flies biplane gliders.
1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first recorded powered, sustained and controlled flight in a heavier-than-air flying machine.
1904 First powered flight in New Zealand
1906 First powered flight in Europe
1911 New Zealander launches glider
1930 British inventor Frank Whittle invents the jet engine.
1939 First jet-propelled aircraft
1947 First aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.
1970 Boeing 747 makes the first commercial flight.
2019 world’s first fully-electric aircraft for commercial flight completed a test
1485–1500 da Vinci designs planes
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