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1905 in Aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1905:



18 January - The Wright brothers begin discussions with the United States Government about selling it an airplane.


16-20 March - Daniel Maloney is launched by balloon in a tandem-wing glider designed by John Montgomery and makes three successful flights at Aptos, California, the highest launch being at 3,000 feet with an 18 minute descent to a predetermined landing location.


27 April - Sapper Moreton of the British Army's balloon section is lifted 2,600 ft (792 m) by a kite at Aldershot under the supervision of the kite's designer, Samuel Cody.
29 April - Daniel Maloney is launched by balloon in a tandem-wing glider designed by John Montgomery to an altitude of 4,000 feet before release and gliding and then landing at a predetermined location as part of a large public demonstration of aerial flight at Santa Clara, California.


6 June - Gabriel Voisin lifts off of and flies along the River Seine in his float-glider towed by a motorboat.
23 June - The Wright brothers fly the Wright Flyer III for the first time. It is the first fully controllable and practical version of the original 1903 Wright Flyer.


14 July - Orville Wright has a serious crash with Wright Flyer III, upon which the Wright Brothers radically alter the aircraft. The front rudder is mainly the culprit for the Flyer's insistent pitching.
18 July - Daniel Maloney makes a launch in a tandem-wing glider designed by John Montgomery at Santa Clara, California. However, a balloon cable damages the glider and upon release Maloney and the aircraft fall uncontrolled to the ground, leading to Maloney's death.


5 August - Nineteen-year old Welshman Ernest Willows makes the first flight of Willows No. 1 a semi-rigid airship he had built.


September - The Wright Brothers resume flight experiments with the re-designed Flyer III with performance of the airplane immediately in the positive. Smooth controlled flights lasting over 20 minutes now occur.


5 October - Wilbur Wright makes a flight of 24.2 miles (38.9 km) in Flyer III. The flight lasts for almost 39:23 minutes at Huffman Prairie in Dayton, Ohio.
14 October - The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is founded in Paris.
16 October - The Wright brothers complete their 1905 test flight program, making their last flight until May 1908.


30 November - At Lake Constance, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's LZ2 airship is damaged significantly while attempting its first launch.


Neil MacDermid is carried aloft in Canada by a large box kite named The Siamese Twins, designed by Alexander Graham Bell.


In Santa Clara, California, Daniel Maloney flies for 20 minutes with a glider after he starting from a balloon at a height of 4,000 ft (1,220 m).
The engineer Maurice Stanislas Léger's helicopter lifts a person vertically into the air in Monaco.
U.S. Army Signal Corps transferred all balloon school activities to Fort Omaha, Nebraska.

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