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The first military uses of aviation involved lighter-than-air balloons. During the Battle of Fleurus in 1794, the French observation balloon ...


1794 - French Aerostatic Corps use a tethered balloon at the Battle of Fleurus as a vantage point. 1849 - The Austrian ship Vulcano launches a manned hot air balloon to bomb Venice; this is the first aerial attack in history ...


Early history. When the first practical aircraft were produced, in the form of hot-air and hydrogen balloons in 1783, they were adopted quickly for military duties.


Letter From Aviation History: No Runway Required What accounts for our ... military (Army, Navy, and Marines) aviators to experience aviation's greatest dramas.


Before the U.S. Navy had airplanes or pilots, it had an interest in aviation. ... what you consider the most significant aircraft or events in naval aviation history.


Combat aircraft that were everyday companions to airmen in the World War II generation have become extraordinary treasures to many in the next: symbols of  ...


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Flight. Evolution Of Military Aviation. By Andrew Prince. Since the Wright brothers first flew the Wright Flyer on the hills near Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1903, planes ...


Jul 23, 2009 ... But the summer of 2009 also marks another meaningful event in aerospace history. It is the centennial of military aviation. Almost from the ...