Aviation in 1929
The Peruvian Army and Naval Air Services are amalgamated into
the Cuerpo de Aeronautica del Perú.
A successful conclusion to the 'parasite' trials is reached
when a modified Vought VO-1, flown by Lieutenant A.W. Gordon,
hooks onto United States Navy (USN) airship 'Los Angeles'.
American Dr Robert H. Goddard successfully launches a camera
The Dornier DoX makes its first flight.
German LZ127 Graf Zeppelin makes the first airship
circumnavigation of the world. It leaves and returns to
Lakehurst in New Jersey. The journey takes 21 days 5 hours 31
minutes and goes via Germany, Japan and Los Angeles. The
distance covered is 35,200 kilometres (21,873 miles).
flying' Lieutenant James H. Doolittle flies on instruments
only, at Mitchell Field in New York.
Opel-Hatry Rak-1, a rocket-powered glider (sailplane) flies
1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) near Frankfurt in Germany. The
glider, piloted by Fritz von Opel, reaches a speed of
The Dornier DoX establishes a record by taking off with 10
150 passengers and 9 stowaways.
Floyd Bennett, Commander Byrd, Bernt Balchen, Ashley McKinley
and Harold June make the first flight over the South Pol,
flying a Ford 4-AT Triplane, .
Also this year...
The first Link Trainer, the world's first electro-mechanical
flight simulator, designed American Edward Albert Link, is
German professor Herman J.
Oberth completes his first liquid propellant rocket while
living in Berlin. He later goes on to work on the A-4/V-2
The Guatemalian Cuerpo de
Aéronautica Militar air service is formed.