A Bristol Scout C takes off from HMS Vindex, marking the first time a wheeled aircraft had taken off from a ship. Read more...
First German aerial bombing of Britain, by two Zeppelins, thereby opening up a new era in the exploitation of aeronautics. During World War I, a total of 56 tons of aerial bombs was dropped on London and 214 tons on the rest of Britain.
During the Panama-Pacific Exhibition, Allan Loughead is allowed to launch an air service and flies 600 passengers across the bay during 50 days. The 10-minute flight costs $10 per passenger.
Natl Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created.
The term naval aviator is adapted for U. S. Navy officer pilots to replace the identification navy air pilot in official terminology. This term is still in use today.
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created.
The U.S. Navy contracts with the Connecticut Aircraft Company for its first airship.
Katherine Stinson becomes the first woman to loop the loop in an airplane. The stunt pilot performs the full rotation of her airplane over Chicago.
The U.S. Naval Observatory asks Eastman Kodak to develop a special aerial reconnaissance camera that could be used from an airplane flying at heights of 3,000 ft. to 6,000 ft.
The 1st catapult launching of an airplane from a moving ship is made from the USS North Carolina in Pensacola, Florida.
Victor Carlstrom becomes the 1st pilot to fly from Toronto to New York. Carlstrom flies in a Curtiss R-2 biplane and was in the air for 6 hours and 40 minutes.