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Airbus A380 First Flight
Airbus A380 First Flight
Published: 2009/11/21
Channel: Clyde Veigas
Maiden Flight of the Skyhopper Ultralight (Nov 28, 2015)
Maiden Flight of the Skyhopper Ultralight (Nov 28, 2015)
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: Dean Scott
China’s first large amphibious aircraft AG600 makes maiden flight
China’s first large amphibious aircraft AG600 makes maiden flight
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: New China TV
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (Official Video)
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (Official Video)
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: Iron Maiden
The Lilium Jet – The world
The Lilium Jet – The world's first all-electric VTOL jet
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Lilium
Supreme-Hobbies Airbus A330-600 - Maiden Flight and Heart Attack!
Supreme-Hobbies Airbus A330-600 - Maiden Flight and Heart Attack!
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: Brian Phillips
LIVE: World
LIVE: World's largest amphibious aircraft AG600 makes maiden flight
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: New China TV
Concorde
Concorde's First Flight (1969)
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: British Pathé
Iron Maiden - Flight 666 [Full Concert]
Iron Maiden - Flight 666 [Full Concert]
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: MaidenFCBR
Crash of Giant RC B 25 model from Ziroli plan - Maiden Flight disaster
Crash of Giant RC B 25 model from Ziroli plan - Maiden Flight disaster
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: ScaleJetFred
China-built aircraft C919 makes successful maiden flight
China-built aircraft C919 makes successful maiden flight
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: CGTN
PC-24 Maiden Flight
PC-24 Maiden Flight
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
Scary maiden flight of an FMS Trojan RC plane
Scary maiden flight of an FMS Trojan RC plane
Published: 2011/10/27
Channel: xjet
Iron Maiden - Flight 666
Iron Maiden - Flight 666
Published: 2010/06/10
Channel: JanVonMetal
MCG KlausH - Concorde Maiden Flight - Erstflug - Best Landing - FullHD.mp4
MCG KlausH - Concorde Maiden Flight - Erstflug - Best Landing - FullHD.mp4
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: MCGKim
Live: China
Live: China's AG600 aircraft makes maiden flight 蛟龙600大型水陆两栖飞机在珠海进行首飞
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: CGTN
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (Camp Chaos Version)
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (Camp Chaos Version)
Published: 2009/02/28
Channel: Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus (Vocal Cover)
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus (Vocal Cover)
Published: 2014/09/06
Channel: Yannis Papadopoulos
Documentary - Iron Maiden Flight 666 (Full) Legendado PT-BR
Documentary - Iron Maiden Flight 666 (Full) Legendado PT-BR
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Matias Gomes
First China-built large passenger aircraft C919 takes off for maiden flight
First China-built large passenger aircraft C919 takes off for maiden flight
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: CGTN
World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft AG600 Complete Its Maiden Flight
World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft AG600 Complete Its Maiden Flight
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: CCTV+
Airbus history made: the A350-1000 performs its successful maiden flight
Airbus history made: the A350-1000 performs its successful maiden flight
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Airbus Aircraft
Saras PT1N maiden flight
Saras PT1N maiden flight
Published: 2018/01/27
Channel: Anantha Krishnan M.
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus Lyrics (HD)
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus Lyrics (HD)
Published: 2012/03/06
Channel: Dimitris Boump
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus *HD*
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus *HD*
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Radio Hell 666
Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/07/01
Channel: xero2501
Iron Maiden - The Trooper (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - The Trooper (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/06/17
Channel: xero2501
flight of icarus - iron maiden
flight of icarus - iron maiden
Published: 2008/11/16
Channel: Gramz
Maiden Flight Of The Best 1/4 Scale Focke Wulf FW-190 A5 On Planet
Maiden Flight Of The Best 1/4 Scale Focke Wulf FW-190 A5 On Planet
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: RCScaleAirplanes
Iron Maiden - The Clairvoyant (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - The Clairvoyant (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/07/05
Channel: xero2501
Pony Tales [MLP Fanfic Readings] Maiden Flight (slice-of-life/comedy)
Pony Tales [MLP Fanfic Readings] Maiden Flight (slice-of-life/comedy)
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Scribbler Productions
Old-school RC plane maiden flight
Old-school RC plane maiden flight
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: xjet
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus / I
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus / I've Got The Fire
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/06/16
Channel: xero2501
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus (Live in Dortmund)
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus (Live in Dortmund)
Published: 2011/09/19
Channel: 999IronMaiden
Maiden flight of amphibious plane
Maiden flight of amphibious plane
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: euronews (in English)
RC Jet Maiden Flight Total Loss = $7,000.00 ELAN
RC Jet Maiden Flight Total Loss = $7,000.00 ELAN
Published: 2009/06/08
Channel: yumamike
C-5 Galaxy maiden flight
C-5 Galaxy maiden flight
Published: 2012/01/02
Channel: okrajoe
ME 163 - maiden flight & burning crash
ME 163 - maiden flight & burning crash
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: CAMPILOT
150" (82 pound) Stuka Maiden flight and build pics
150" (82 pound) Stuka Maiden flight and build pics
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Patrick McLaughlin
Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner [Flight 666 DVD] HD
Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner [Flight 666 DVD] HD
Published: 2012/02/09
Channel: Evert Durden
Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/07/06
Channel: xero2501
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/07/01
Channel: xero2501
AR Wing FPV Flying Wing Maiden Flight and FPV
AR Wing FPV Flying Wing Maiden Flight and FPV
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: alishanmao
C919, China
C919, China's first big jetliner, makes maiden flight
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: New China TV
Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/06/28
Channel: xero2501
VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRBUS A330-300 Depron RC AIRPLANE MAIDEN FLIGHT
VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRBUS A330-300 Depron RC AIRPLANE MAIDEN FLIGHT
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Ramy RC
3d Printed Spitfire maiden flight
3d Printed Spitfire maiden flight
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Anton Vanhoucke
Qantas- Boeing 737 MAX-8 RC airplane maiden flight
Qantas- Boeing 737 MAX-8 RC airplane maiden flight
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Ramy RC
Iron Maiden - Wasted Years (Flight 666) [HD]
Iron Maiden - Wasted Years (Flight 666) [HD]
Published: 2009/06/18
Channel: xero2501
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The maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground under its own power. The same term is also used for the first launch of rockets.

The first flight of a new aircraft type is always a historic occasion for the type and can be quite emotional for those involved. In the early days of aviation it could be dangerous, because the exact handling characteristics of the aircraft were generally unknown. The first flight of a new type is almost invariably flown by a highly experienced test pilot. First flights are usually accompanied by a chase plane, to verify items like altitude, airspeed, and general airworthiness.

A first flight is only one stage in the development of an aircraft type. Unless the type is a pure research aircraft (such as the X-15), the aircraft must be tested extensively to ensure that it delivers the desired performance with an acceptable margin of safety. In the case of civilian aircraft, a new type must be certified by a governing agency (such as the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States) before it can enter operation.

Notable first flights (aircraft)[edit]

Airbus A380 on April 27, 2005
Boeing 787 on December 15, 2009
Airbus A350 XWB on June 14, 2013

An incomplete list of first flights of notable aircraft types, organized by date, follows.

  • June, 1875 – Thomas Moy's Aerial Steamer, London, England (pilotless, tethered)[1]
  • October 9, 1890 – Clément Ader – took off from Gretz-Armainvilliers, Ouest of Paris, France
  • August 14, 1901 – Gustave Whitehead From Leutershausen, Bavaria
  • May 15, 1902 – Lyman Gilmore – took off from Grass Valley, California
  • March 31, 1903 – Richard Pearse – took off from Waitohi Flat, Temuka, South Island, New Zealand
  • December 17, 1903 – Wright brothers Wright Flyer – first heavier-than-air powered aircraft
  • March 18, 1906 – Traian Vuia, a Romanian engineer, flew in Montesson near Paris, France.
  • October 23, 1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont 14-bis flight, in Bagatelle park, Paris, France
  • July 4, 1908 - Glenn Curtiss flew the first pre-announced public flight of a heavier-than-air flying machine. He flew 5,080 feet, to win the Scientific American Trophy and its $2,500 purse.
  • July 28, 1935 – Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – World War II American heavy bomber.
  • December 17, 1935 – Douglas DC-3 – propeller-driven passenger and cargo aircraft of which more than 10,000 were produced
  • December 29, 1939 – Consolidated B-24 – World War II American heavy bomber.
  • November 2, 1947 – Hughes H-4 Hercules – only flight of this oversized flying boat.
  • July 27, 1949 – de Havilland Comet – first jet airliner.
  • August 23, 1954 – Lockheed C-130 Hercules – military transport plane.
  • May 27, 1955 – Sud Aviation Caravelle – first jet airliner with engines mounted in the tail.
  • April 25, 1962 – Lockheed A-12 – supersonic reconnaissance plane.
  • June 29, 1962 – Vickers VC10 – first airliner with 4 engines mounted in the tail.
  • April 9, 1967 – Boeing 737 – short-to-medium-range airliner.
  • October 4, 1968 – Tupolev 154 – Soviet/Russian airliner, still in operation.
  • December 31, 1968 – Tupolev Tu-144 – Soviet supersonic airliner.
  • February 9, 1969 – Boeing 747 – first widebody airliner.
  • March 2, 1969 – Anglo-French Concorde – supersonic airliner.
  • September 19, 1969 – Mil Mi-24 – Russian/Soviet-made helicopter used by many countries to this day.
  • October 28, 1972 – Airbus A300 – first Airbus aircraft, short- to medium-range wide-body jet airliner.
  • February 22, 1987 – Airbus A320 airliner – first civil aircraft to have an all-digital fly-by-wire system.
  • December 21, 1988 – Antonov An-225 Mriya – jet with the longest fuselage and wingspan and overall heaviest aircraft.
  • June 12, 1994 – Boeing 777 – long-range airliner with the most powerful jet engines ever made.
  • April 27, 2005 – Airbus A380 – doubledecker jetairliner, currently largest capacity in the world, took off from Toulouse–Blagnac Airport.
  • December 11, 2009 – Airbus A400M – military cargo plane, Airbus first propeller plane.
  • December 15, 2009 – Boeing 787 Dreamliner – first major widebody airliner to use non-metal composite materials for most of its construction.
  • November 11, 2015 - Mitsubishi Regional Jet - Japanese Twin-engine Regional jet, the first designed and built in Japan of twin-engine Regional jet, took off from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • May 5, 2017 - Comac C919 - Chinese commercial aircraft.

Notable first flights (rockets)[edit]

  • October 4, 1957 - Sputnik, first orbital rocket
  • December 22, 1960 - Vostok-K, first human-rated rocket (first manned flight April 12, 1961)
  • November 9, 1967 - Saturn V, most powerful rocket launched so far, was used to launch humans to the Moon
  • April 12, 1981 - Space Shuttle, first partially reusable launch system, largest payload at the time of its maiden flight
  • December 21, 2004 - Delta IV Heavy, largest payload at the time of its maiden flight
  • February 7, 2018 - Falcon Heavy, largest payload at the time of its maiden flight, partially reusable

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Bradshaw. "Thomas Moy's Aerial Steamer, 1874. lifted six inches (15 centimeters) off the ground". U.S. Centennial of Flight. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 

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