Today in 1903: Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with their first powered aircraft. This photo was taken as Orville piloted the Wright Flyer on its first flight of the day, which lasted 12 seconds and covered 36 m (120 ft). The fourth and final flight, with Wilbur at the controls, covered 255.6 m (852 ft) in 59 seconds. The Wright brothers had invented the first successful airplane. More information in this post by the chief curator Peter Jakab of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
The day of 17 December 1903 is considered the birthday of aviation although there are many previous attempts to fly, because the Wright brothers invented and succeeded to fly the first airplane controllable from the air, with the controls that we still use today: elevator, aileron, rudder. Thus, unlike previous flights, their flight was controlled: they climbed, descended and turned.
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Considering that all the results of the verification have been announced, we are waiting until May 30, at 8 pm, on the faculty mail, proposals for data to reschedule these subjects (year 4, second semester) for week 01.06-05.06.2020. The proposal will contain the name...
On 27.05.2020 at 16:00 PhD candidate Stefan ANTON will defend his thesis with title "Proiectarea și construirea unor machete la o scară favorabilă pentru a verifica pe rând criteriile de similitudine în vederea obținerii unor coeficienți de corecție în proiectarea...
According to the Decision of the Board of Directors of the UPB No. 14, from 11.03.2020, during the period 11-31.03.2020 the didactic activities will take place on-line. More details in the course forums at: http://aero.curs.pub.ro
Two job vacancies were announced by the Irish Aviation Authority, deadline 10 March 2020. Our graduates have been successful with their application at IAA in the past, so there is some goodwill gathered by our Alumni. <Details>