You guys who invented the airplane?
this is a fact and that the Amazon is of you too!
- SADLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
i really dont know... :(
- ?Lv 41 decade ago
Santos Dumont designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible balloons. In doing so he became the first person to demonstrate that routine, controlled flight was possible (in a LIGHTER THAN AIR aircraft).
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology and is a subset of balloon aircraft. On November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, the first manned flight was made by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in a hot air balloon created by the Montgolfier brothers.
He finally achieved his dream of flying an airplane on October 23, 1906, when, piloting the 14-bis before a large crowd of witnesses, he flew a distance of 60 metres (200 ft) at a height of two to three metres (10 ft). (In a HEAVIER THAN AIR aircraft)
The Wright Brothers are generally credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. They are also officially credited worldwide through the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the standard-setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics, as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight."
In other words, yeah, Santos flew before the wright brothers, BUT in a ballon, which humans have flown in since 1783!
The Wright Brothers beat him to flying a controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight by almost 3 years!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The airplane really wasn't invented as much as developed. I think DaVinci's drawings would fly if built with modern materiel's and flown by skilled pilots. Santos Dumont and others actually built flyable aircraft before the Wrights. The Wrights learned to fly first. Lots of other airplanes were flyable before theirs.
- deanc1963Lv 51 decade ago
The Wright brother built the first heavier than-air aircraft that could take off and climb under it's own power; be fully controlled in all axes during the flight; land at a higher point than takeoff; and launch again within a short time.
Many countries claim "their" inventor built the first airplane... France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, England, Scotland, the list goes on and on.... and it's true that there were many people working on powered heavier-than-air flight all around the world. BUT the Wrights were the first to make a fully-controlled heavier-than-air flight that could climb and land at a higher spot under it's own power (rather than just glide downhill and not be fully controlled).
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- morpheus8250Lv 71 decade ago
Santos-Dumont was an extraordinary man, a pioneer of airships and one of the first men to fly an aeroplane, but not - as generally accepted - The first.
- 1 decade ago
Wright brothers, (Orville and Wilbur) Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; December 17, 1903
- Pilsner ManLv 71 decade ago
The Wright's had the first "controlled flight" of an airplane, not the first powered flight. They figured out the steering part of the equation, which changed everything.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Wilbur Wright, and Orville Wright who the two who invented, and made the first machined powered plane.
- REV BLv 71 decade ago
The Wright Brother's were the first to make one fly under it's own power.