1906 in Aviation History

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1906 in Aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1906:



17 January - The Zeppelin LZ2 makes its first flight, which ends in a forced landing.
18 January - The Zeppelin LZ2 is destroyed in high winds.


5 March - Traian Vuia begins testing his "Vuia 1" at Montesson, France, by driving it as an automobile without its wings mounted. It is a high-wing monoplane powered by a carbonic acid gas engine, and is first aircraft with pneumatic tires. It has been described as the first man-carrying monoplane of basically modern configuration.
18 March - At Montesson, Traian Vuia flies his "Vuia 1" for the first time, traveling about 12 meters (39 feet) at an altitude of about 1 meter (3 feet). He flies four more times during the day; one flight travels some 20 meters (66 feet) at an altitude of 1 meter (3 feet), and the longest flight is 24 meters (79 feet).


11 August - Mrs. C.J. Miller becomes the first American woman to ride as a passenger in a dirigible.


12 September - Jacob Ellehammer makes his first flight with his aeroplane "Danemark I" on the tiny island of Lindholm. The plane was attached to the ground by a rope and described a few circles.
13 September - Alberto Santos-Dumont successfully flies his Santos-Dumont 14-bis aircraft at Chx˘teau de Bagatelle, for the first time .
30 September - The Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning is awarded for the first time. It goes to Lieutenant Frank Lahm of the United States Army, who flies 647 km (402 miles) in the balloon United States from Paris to Fylingdales Moor in North Yorkshire, England. It is the first international balloon race.


9 October - Zeppelin LZ 3 flies for the 1st time.
23 October - Alberto Santos-Dumont wins the Archdeacon Prize as he flies his Santos-Dumont 14-bis aircraft at Chx˘teau de Bagatelle in Bois de Boulogne in Paris, France, a distance of 60 m (197 ft).


13 November - Alberto Santos-Dumont flies the Santos-Dumont 14-bis a distance of 722 feet (220 m) in 21 seconds'near Chx˘teau de Bagatelle. This is recorded as the world's first officially observed aeroplane flight and the distance he flies is the first officially recognized airplane distance record.
16 November - First flight of the French semi-rigid airship Lebaudy Patrie.

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