1902 in Aviation History

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1902 in Aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1902:


The Wright brothers fly their No. 3 Glider, with assisted take off, on over 700 flights, results lead directly to the construction of the Flyer.


17 January - Gustave Whitehead claims circling 11km (7 mi) flight over water in a 40 hp engine-powered flying machine with wheels and amphibious boat-shaped hull, reportedly rebuilt from 1901 Whitehead Aeroplane No. 21. Supposedly makes water-landing near starting point, helpers pull from water.


4 February - First balloon flight in Antarctica when Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton ascend to 800 feet (240 m) in a tethered hydrogen balloon to take the first Antarctic aerial photographs.


Professor Erich von Drygalski's 1901-1903 German Antarctic Expedition uses a balloon to survey the Antarctic coast of Wilhelm II Land.


30 April - The St Louis Aeronautical Exposition opens in Missouri. A highlight is Octave Chanute launching a replica of his 1896 glider.

More airplanes.

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