Timeline of aviation before the 18th century

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This is a list of aviation-related events occurring before the end of the 17th century (on 31 December 1700):



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  1. 1 2 Gunston, 2001 p.12
  2. Book of Han, Biography of Wang Mang, 或言能飞,一日千里,可窥匈奴。莽辄试之,取大鸟翮为两翼,头与身皆著毛,通引环纽,飞数百步堕
  3. (永定三年)使元黄头与诸囚自金凤台各乘纸鸱以飞,黄头独能至紫陌乃堕,仍付御史中丞毕义云饿杀之。(Rendering: [In the 3rd year of Yongding, 559], Gao Yang conducted an experiment by having Yuan Huangtou and a few prisoners launch themselves from a tower in Ye, capital of the Northern Qi. Yuan Huangtou was the only one who survived from this flight, as he glided over the city-wall and fell at Zimo [western segment of Ye] safely, but he was later executed.) Zizhi Tongjian 167.
  4. Lynn Townsend White, Jr. (Spring, 1961). "Eilmer of Malmesbury, an Eleventh Century Aviator: A Case Study of Technological Innovation, Its Context and Tradition", Technology and Culture2 (2), pp. 97–111 [101]
  5. Lynn Townsend White, Jr. (Spring, 1961). "Eilmer of Malmesbury, an Eleventh Century Aviator: A Case Study of Technological Innovation, Its Context and Tradition", Technology and Culture2 (2), p. 97-111 [100–101].
  6. 1 2 3 Gunston, 2001 p.13
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  9. Winter, Frank H. (1992). "Who First Flew in a Rocket?", Journal of the British Interplanetary Society45 (July 1992), p. 275-80.
  10. Allward, Maurice, An Illustrated History of Seaplanes and Flying Boats, New York: Dorset Press, 1981, ISBN   0-88029-286-5, pp. 9–11.