Aviation in 1922
Portuguese pilots Captain Gago Coutinho and Captain Sacadura
Cabral set off on a transatlantic flight from Lisbon to
Brazil flying a Fairey IIIC. They arrive on 16 June in Fairey
IIID 'Santa Cruz', their third machine, as earlier two have
Langley, the first United States aircraft carrier is
The Colombian Army Air Arm is formed.
Following the signature of the German-Soviet Rapallo Treaty,
preparations are made to establish a clandestine flight
training and experimental centre at Lipetsk. In the 9 years
it is open, over 450 German military flying personnel are
first airliner collision takes place when a French Farman
Goliath of Grands Express flies into the path of a de
Havilland DH18 operated by Daimler Airways. The collision
takes place over Poix in northern France.
The first airliner night flight is made by Grands Express,
from Le Bourget in France to Croydon.
Henry A. Berliner demonstrates his helicopter at College Park
German glider (sailplane) pilot Herr Martens makes the first
glider flight over 1 hour in duration. His glider is named
Lieutenant James H. Doolittle flies his de Havilland DH4A
from Pablo Beach in Florida to Rockwell Field in California
in 21 hours 19 minutes. This is the first American
coast-to-coast flight to be completed in under one day.
Naval Aircraft Radio Laboratory technicians at Anacostia
demonstrate radar signatures for the first time.
Lieutenant H.R. Harriss of the United States Army Air Service
(USAAS) makes the first parachute escape from a crippled
aircraft in the USA, when he jumps from a Loening monoplane.
The American Propeller Company demonstrates the first
reversible pitch propeller.
The first aircraft carrier to be designed and completed as
such makes its maiden sea trials. The Imperial Japanese
Navy's Hosho was laid down in December 1919 and could carry
A Dornier Komet of Deutshe Luft Reederei makes the first
landing of a German aircraft on English soil since the
Armistice, when it arrives at Lympne.
Also this year...
The Brazilian Naval Air Service and the Irish Air Corps are