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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1910:



Missiles are dropped from an airplane for the first time, when United States Army Lieutenant Paul W. Beck drops sandbags simulating bombs over Los Angeles, California.
4 January - Leon Delagrange is killed at Pau after the wings on his Blériot collapse.
7 January - Frenchman Hubert Latham is the first pilot to climb to 1000 metres (3,281 feet).
10 - 20 January - The first aviation meet to be held in the United States, the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field, is held near Los Angeles, California.


15 February - In the United Kingdom, the Royal Aero Club is granted its "Royal" prefix.
25 February - Crew training begins for the Royal Navy's first rigid airship, HMA No. 1, also known as Mayfly.


The Imperial Russian Navy sends three officers to France to receive flight training. It is the beginning of Russian heavier-than-air naval aviation.
8 March - Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman in the world to receive a pilot's licence.
10 March - Emil Aubrun makes the first night flights, in a Blériot XI at Villalugano, Argentina.
13 March - Paul Engelhard makes the first flight in Switzerland, flying a Wright biplane from a frozen lake at St Moritz
14 March - Louis Paulhan flies 146 km (91 miles) in a straight route from Orleans to Trois.
21 March - Harry Houdini achieves one of the first powered flights in Australia.
28 March - Henri Fabre makes the first flights in a seaplane at Matigues, France


The French Aéronautique Militaire is formed as its own command, with a total of five aircraft.
28 April - Frenchman Louis Paulhan completes the Daily Mail's London to Manchester challenge in under 24 hours.


10 May - Ernest Failloubaz makes the first flight in Switzerland by an aircraft built by and flown by a Swiss citizen. The aircraft had been constructed in co-operation with René Grandjean.


2 June - Charles Rolls makes the first successful return flight over the English Channel
17 June - Romanian engineer and inventor Aurel Vlaicu flies his first airplane, Vlaicu I


The United States Navy torpedo boat Bagley becomes the first U.S. Navy ship to embark a heavier-than-air aircraft when she takes a flying machine invented by Butler Ames aboard for testing. Tests carried out aboard Bagley of the Butler Ames Flying Machine last until August. The flying machine, which relies on the rotation of two large drums for its lifting power, proves incapable of flight.
5 July - Bert Pither is reputed to have flown the first metal-framed aircraft at Riverton, New Zealand
9 July - Frenchman Léon Morane sets a new speed record of 106 km/h (65.8 mph).
12 July - Charles Rolls is killed in a crash at Bournemouth, becoming the first British aviation fatality


20 August - A military firearm is fired from an airplane for the first time when United States Army Lieutenant Jacob Earl Fickel fires a rifle from a two-seat Curtiss biplane.
27 August - Frederick "Casey" Baldwin and John McCurdy, using a Curtiss biplane, are the first pilots to send radio messages to the ground.
28 August - Armand Dufaux pilots a Dufaux 4 biplane 66 km (41 miles) from St. Gingolph to Geneva at an altitude of around 150 m (500 ft), taking 56 minutes and 5 seconds for the crossing of Lake Geneva, the longest flight over "open water" at the time.


6 September - Blanche Stuart Scott makes the first solo airplane flight by a woman in the United States subsequently recognized by the Early Birds of Aviation.
16 September - Bessica Raiche makes the first solo airplane flight by a woman in the United States to be accredited at the time by the Aeronautical Society of America.
23 September - The Peruvian Geo Chavez flies the Blériot monoplane over the Alps from Brig (Switzerland) to Domodossola (Italy) reaching a height of 2200 metres (7,218 feet), but is fatally injured in a crash landing at the end of his flight.
26 September - Captain Washington I. Chambers is designated as the first officer to have oversight over United States Navy aviation programs.


Romanian inventor Henri Coandă builds the Coandă-1910 which he exhibits at the International Aeronautic Salon in Paris. He later claimed that this was the first motorjet, and that 2 months later it was flown briefly at the airport in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Some aviation historians assert that the aircraft never flew and was not a motorjet.
3 October - the first mid-air collision takes place near Milan. Both pilots, Bertram Dickson and Rene Thomas, survive, but Bertram is badly injured.
11 October - Theodore Roosevelt (President of the United States of America 1901 - 09) becomes the first former state leader to fly in an airplane when he flies with exhibition pilot Arch Hoxsey at St. Louis.
14 October - First confirmed flight over Norway by Carl Cederstrx¶m.


4 November - Welshman Ernest Willows makes the first airship crossing from England to France with Willows No. 3 City of Cardiff.
7 November - The first air flight for the purpose of delivering commercial freight occurs between Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio in the United States of America by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse. The trip is made by Wright pilot Philip Parmalee.
7 November - Pilot Didier Masson takes flight on a biplane designed by E. Lilian Todd across the Garden City aviation field. Todd is credited for being the first woman in the world to design airplanes.
14 November - Eugene Ely takes off from a temporary platform erected over the bow of the light cruiser USS Birmingham, the first take-off from a ship by a fixed-wing aircraft.
17 November - Ralph Johnstone, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team, becomes the first American pilot to die in a plane crash when his machine breaks apart in mid air in full view of about 5,000 spectators at Denver, Colorado.


16 December -Coandă-1910, the first aircraft powered by a turbo-propulseur, may have been tested near Paris. Another date given in some sources is 10 December. Experts dispute whether it was tested at all.
20 December - Chile establishes its first military aviation arm, the Chilean Army's Military Aviation Service of Chile.
21 December - Hélx¨ne Dutrieu becomes the first winner of the Coupe Femina (Femina Cup) for a non-stop flight of 167 kilometers (103.7 miles) in 2 hours 35 minutes.
22 December - British aviation pioneer Cecil Grace vanishes over the English Channel during a flight from Calais, France, to Dover, England.
23 December - Lt Theodore Ellyson of the United States Navy is assigned to flight training with the Curtiss company, making him the first naval aviator.
28 December - French aviator Alexandre Laffont and Spanish passenger Mario Pola are killed at Issy-Les-Molineaux shortly after taking off in an attempt to fly to Belgium]] with two passengers. Their Antoinette monoplane collapses in midair.
31 December - American pioneers John B. Moisant and Arch Hoxsey are killed on this day within hours of each other. Moisant at New Orleans in the morning and Hoxsey at Los Angeles in the afternoon.


First night flights.
The world's first use of a radio between an aircraft and the ground takes place in the United States.
Races between aeroplanes and cars are only won by racing cars.
Hugo Junkers gets a patent for his thick wing/all-metal type aeroplane.
A patent is taken out in Germany for a device that allows a fixed machine gun to be fired from an airplane.

Using two airplanes purchased abroad, Imperial Japanese Army officers make the first heavier-than-air flights in Japan.
The Imperial German Navy begins to form an air arm.
The Imperial Russian Navy orders its first airplane.

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