History of Aviation in the US

History of Aviation in the US

Aviation Milestones. Humankind’s dream of flying goes so back in history that it is possible to find drawings of creatures with wings in many myths and religions. If you examine the ruins or relics of an ancient civilization, you can easily see the humanoid drawings with wings.   At the first stages, people could not go beyond imitating birds, but then they attempted finding different types of aircraft such as the balloon, airship, glider and finally airplane. Let’s take a look at the milestones of aviation.  Leonardo da Vinci. In his work about the flying mechanisms in 1452-1529; He examined the flight of birds and tried to reveal the relationship between gliding dynamics and their anatomy, arguing that man could not fly without a mechanical vehicle. In this way, he designed a flying machine that resembles a bird.   Designs include helicopters and parachutes similar to today’s vehicles. This was the first attempt of flying in the history of flight.  Age of Balloon For the first time in France, vehicles which are lighter than air were raised to the skies. On June 5, 1783, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier brothers blew up a…