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1

When was the first unmanned flight

19 sep 1783 (balloon)

2

When was the first manned flight

21 nov 1783 (balloon)

3

What as the first fully controllable free flight aircraft

La France airship 1884

4

Who was Lawrence Hargrave

Aussie dude who studied aerofoils and worked on the rotary engine

5

What did Samuel Langley do

first successful sustained flight of an engine driven heavier than air aircraft (UNPILOTED)

6

Who did the first sustained, controlled, powered heavier-than-air manned flight

The wright brothers (17 dec 1903) (Orville)

7

Who flew the first flight in Australia

Colin Defries (1909)

8

Who invented the aileron

Alexander Graham Bell

9

What did Glenn H Curtiss do

Was basically the first to do everything in terms of selling and building aircraft

10

Who were the three guys responsible for Lockheed-Martin

Glenn L. Martin, Allan & Malcolm Loughead

11

Who conducted the first dual pilot cotrolled flight

Allan Lougheed (ailerons) and George Gates (rudders and elevators)

12

When did William Boeing build his company's first aircraft

1916

13

When and how was McDonnel Douglas formed

Douglas Aircraft company and McDonnell aircraft merged in 1967

14

When was the Cessna 172 first released, and how many were built

1956, 43000 ac

15

What did Igor Sikorsky do

DESIGNED and FLEW the first multi-engine fixed wing aircraft (1913) and the first airliner (1914)

16

Describe the first international flight

Calais (France) to Dover (England) 25th July 1909

17

Describe the first trans-continental flight

17 sep-5 nov 1911 from NY to CA

18

Describe the first scheduled passenger flight service

1914, St Petersburg to Tampa

19

Describe the first schedules international flight service

1920, Florida and Cuba (Aeromarine West Indies Airways)

20

Who accomplished the first round-the-world flight

Wiley Post in 1933

21

What was the first commercially successful airliner and when did it enter service

Douglas DC-3 1936

22

What was the first commercial jet airliner

de Havilland Comet (1949)

23

When was the Concorde first flight and service entry date

1969, 1976

24

When was Qantas formed

1920 (16th Nov)

25

in 1925 how were airlines paid to carry airmail

paid by number of letters carried

26

In 1926 how were airlines paid to carry airmail

paid by the weight of the airmail they carried

27

what did the Air Mail Act of 1930 do

encouraged airlines to upgrade to larger capacity and technologically advanced aircraft (because rates were paid through space or volume (bigger aircraft=more volume))

28

What did the Chicago Conference do

Basically standardised things internationally in terms of airspace, documentation and ATC rules

29

When was the RFDS established

1928

30

What happened in 1989 in Australia

Pilot's dispute
Military had to help out with civil service cuz other pilots were making a fuss