The History Of Aviation

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago

From Leonardo da Vinci to Apollo 11, here"s a brief animated history of aviation.
There are 18 comments:
Male 37
Draculya and Jebb215, you both are overlooking that Lindbergh was the first to make a transatlantic flight SOLO and NONSTOP. That accomplishment is what earned him the X Prize of his day, the Orteig Prize.

Alcock and Brown made their trip together, and made several stops along their transatlantic flight.

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Female 2,549
We really dropped the ball after the moon.
But the abstinence project is going strong with all the funding. It`s a big success too!
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Male 15,832
[quote]If you believe NASA went to the moon, yes.[/quote]
Considering that my dad, along with about 25,000 other scientists, engineers, and technicians, built and launched that spacecraft, and I watched it go up, yes.

Fortunately, facts do not require your belief to be true. Now, tighten up the chin strap on your tinfoil hat, and see if you can come up with an explanation for how 25,000 people can all keep a secret for 40 years.
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Male 14,775
"So, what they`re saying is that we pretty much peaked in 1969."

If you believe NASA went to the moon, yes.
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Male 15,832
So, what they`re saying is that we pretty much peaked in 1969.
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Male 14,775
"They overlooked the first trans-Atlantic crossing by Alcock and Brown in 1919. Lindbergh was the third person to fly across the pond."

History only counts if you`re American. Everybody else just goes and does it.
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Male 554
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If they are counting space flight as "aviation" they missed quite a bit. But overall nice.[/quote]
I get why they counted it. Its because megatronics is involved in both fields, my college focuses on aviation but has NASA connections too.
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Male 25,416
yawn...
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Male 2
They overlooked the first trans-Atlantic crossing by Alcock and Brown in 1919. Lindbergh was the third person to fly across the pond.
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Male 2,855
since when the hinderburg is part of the history of aviation?
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Male 37,897

If they are counting space flight as "aviation" they missed quite a bit. But overall nice.
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Male 2,737
Helicopter? No?
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Male 239
You can tell this is an american video... not a single mention of Concorde, of the Tupolev tu-144, or the Antanov AN-225. 3 of the most important breakthrough aircraft.
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Female 6,381
Funny choices. Amelia Earhart was a celebrity, but not a pioneer nor an excellent pilot. DaVinci had ideas, but none practical as designed. Most space stuff has little to do with flight, per se, yet the Space Shuttle, which did fly, is missed. And then it turns out to be a plug!
Verdict: meh.
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Male 3,578
what about the human bird wings
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Male 36,536
Skipped a few! But nicely done.

Could have shown how fast things changed in the two World Wars eh? WW2 went from bi-planes to jet fighters... in 6 years!
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Male 6,737
Interesting enough, but could`ve told us more about the actual inventions and a little bit more about the people that made the advances.
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Female 8,044
Link: The History Of Aviation [Rate Link] - From Leonardo da Vinci to Apollo 11, here`s a brief animated history of aviation.
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