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History of... Flight (the RAF and ATC to follow)
Transcript of History of... Flight (the RAF and ATC to follow)
A sprint through the origins and first 95 years of the Royal Air Force
HISTORY OF THE
The First Balloons
First balloon flight occured at Annonay in France, 25 April 1783.
It is said that the Brothers were unaware that hot air alone was responsible for the balloon rising
They believed that a special light gas was generated by burning
So they placed a fire under the open neck of a balloon envelope.
Once airborne, the balloon was no longer under the influence of the fire, so as the air cooled, the balloon sank back to the ground after a few minutes.
On 19 September 1783 the Aerostat Réveillon was flown with the first living beings in a basket attached to the balloon.
The sheep was believed to have a reasonable approximation of human physiology. The duck was expected to be unharmed by being lifted aloft. It was included as a control for effects created by the aircraft rather than the altitude. The rooster was included as a further control as it was a bird that did not fly at high altitudes.
This demonstration was performed before a huge crowd at the royal palace in Versailles, before King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette.
The flight lasted approximately eight minutes, covered two miles (3 km), and obtained an altitude of about 1,500 feet (460 m). The craft landed safely after flying.
After several tethered tests to gain some experience of controlling the balloon, de Rozier and d'Arlandes made their first untethered flight in a Montgolfier hot air balloon on 21 November 1783, taking off at around 2 p.m. from the garden of the Château de la Muette in the Bois de Boulogne, in the presence of the King.
Their 25-minute flight travelled slowly about 5½ miles (some 9 km) to the southeast, attaining an altitude of 3,000 feet, before returning to the ground at the Butte-aux-Cailles, then on the outskirts of Paris.
A Duck &
First HYDROGEN-filled Balloon
The Era of the AirShip
First flown just a month after Rozier's first manned flight in the Montgolfier, J Charles created a much more practical design: One that didn't need constant heating.
The flight was made from the gardens of Tuileries in Paris on 1 December 1783, covered 27 miles, and was witnessed by some 400,000 people!
How can we ensure
... that we get to ...
Carry LARGE Cargo
Father of Flight - 1804
Sir George Cayley
Stringfellow Steam Model -1848
A 10-Foot Span, Indoor Model
Pioneering 'Controlled' Flight
Died in a flying accident, 1896
First Controlled, Powered & Sustained
Heavier-than-Air Human Flight
The Wright Brothers
Kill Devil Hills - 17 December 1903
Samual Cody - 1908
Lord Brabazon - 1909
Louis Bleriot - Pioneer
First Supersonic Flight - 1948
DeHavilland Comet - 1952