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A Short History of Flight

And the national clamour to be seen as the first

People have probably always observed the movement of the birds and the clouds across the sky, people have often dreamt they were flying and consequently dreamed of making fiscal flight a reality. It is documented that the first motorised balloon was created by Shivkar Bapuji and made its d├ębut flight in 1876.

Setting aside other legends, the Wright brothers who were adjacent to one of the worlds most modern and technologically developed cities are credited as being the first to fly a powered aircraft.

However half a world away, Richard William Pearse, a New Zealand farmer and inventor flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine on 31 March 1903, nine

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