World Aviation in 1905
The Wright brothers open discussions with the United States
government for the sale of an aeroplane.
Voisin, in a boxkite glider (sailplane) of his own design, lifts
off from the River Seine. To enable take-off, the glider was towed
by a motor boat.
first flight of the Wright Flyer No.III. This is the first fully
controllable and practical version of the original Flyer.
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world's air
sports federation, is founded in France. It is a non-governmental,
non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of
furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.
The Wright brothers complete their current series of test flights.
They will not fly again until May 1908.
of Zeppelin LZ2 from it's Lake Constance
base results in significant damage before it can fly.