Ellen Church

Timeline Of Flight

1903-The Wright Brothers make four flights in their Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina following years of research and development. Orville Wright takes off first and flies 120 ft (37 m) in 12 seconds. This is frequently considered the first controlled, powered heavierthan- air flight and is the first such flight photographed. On the fourth effort, which is considered by some to be the first true controlled, powered heavier-than-air flight, Wilbur flies 852 ft (260 m) in 59 seconds. 1930-The first female flight attendant was a 25-year-old registered nurse named Ellen Church who was hired by United Airlines. 1935-The Douglas DC-3 makes its maiden flight at Clover Field in Santa Monica, California. 1969-The first commercial flight of the French Concorde and the appearance of the The Boeing Jumbo Jet B-747.