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Montgolfier Brothers Key events
1783
Mongolfier Brothers carry out the first free flight of a hot air balloon across Paris.
George Cayley develops a model glider with fixed main wing and moveable tail surfaces. Cayley glider
1804
Cayley New Flyer George Cayley’s ‘New Flyer’ takes his footman across Brompton Dale in the first man-carrying glider.
1853
Felix du Temple carrys out the first piloted powered ‘hop’, after first running down a ramp.
1874
Ader Eole Clement Ader’s Eole is the first piloted aeroplane to take off under its own power, for a brief uncontrolled hop.
1890
Lilienthal glider
Otto Lilienthal makes the first true controlled flights, gliding up to 230m.
1893
Wright Brothers Flyer
Wright Brothers achieve sustained controlled powered flight at Kitty Hawk.
1903
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