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Airplanes Party Supplies – The Background
Airplanes Party Supplies are based on airplanes, aircrafts capable of flight. Airplanes are also called Aeroplanes or simply planes. Airplanes can fly because of the forward motion that creates lift as the wing moves through the air. There are unpowered airplanes as well, like the gliders, that warm-air pockets or thermals to generate lift. Airplanes are generally flown by a pilot, but some are remotely or computer controlled.
The word aeroplane is derived from the French aéroplane which, in turn, is derived from Greek aēr, meaning air and planos, meaning wandering. The literal meaning of aircraft comes to “wandering in air”. The term “airplane” is used in the United States whereas in the United Kingdom and most of the Commonwealth countries, the term “aeroplane” is used.
Many stories from mythology and legends involve flight, such as the Vimana in ancient Indian epics and the Greek legend of Icarus and Daedalus. It is said that Archytas, a Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer, had built a flying device around 400 BC. It is also said that the device had actually flown some 200 m. In the 9th century poet Abbas Ibn Firnas and in the 11th century monk Eilmer of Malmesbury experimented with gliders. In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci designed a man-powered airplane in his Codex on the Flight of Birds. Francois Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes flew in a balloon in the 18th century.
In 1853, Sir George Cayley built a successful passenger-carrying glider. He had been experimenting with flying models of fixed-wing aircraft since 1803. Cayley is credited as the founder of the science of aerodynamics. Jean-Marie Le Bris, a Frenchman, is credited for making the first powered flight in 1856, with his glider, “L’Albatros artificiel”. He had his glider pulled by a horse on a beach. John J. Montgomery, an American, made a controlled flight in a glider on 28 August 1883. Otto Lilienthal, Percy Pilcher and Octave Chanute had also made similar flights during that period.
Sir Hiram Maxim was initially sketching out the plans for a helicopter, but later he chose wings for his flying machine. In 1889, he built a craft that was 145 feet (44 m) long with a 110 feet (34 m) wingspan; and it weighed 3.5 tons. The airplane was powered by two compound 360 horsepower (270 kW) steam engines that drove two propellers. It was built to test whether it could lift off the ground. Later, Maxim abandoned work on it.
Australian aviator and inventor Lawrence Hargrave built the first box kite that could lift the weight of a man in 1890s. His designs were widely adopted and till 1909, they were the prevalent type of aircraft. On 14 August 1901, Gustave Whitehead flew his engine-powered airplane for half a mile at 15 m height.
The Wright brothers are credited for “the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight”. Their first successful test flights took off on 17 December 1903. Their flights were recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). By 1905, the Wright Brothers had developed the Wright Flyer III that was capable of fully controllable, stable flight for substantial periods.
Alberto Santos set the first world record on 12 November 1906 by flying 220 meters (720 ft) in less than 22 seconds. This is considered as the first airplane flight unassisted by catapult. The flight is certified by the Aéro-Club de France and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).
In 1908, Frenchman Louis Bleriot’s Bleriot VIII design brought together the modern monoplane tractor configuration. The airplane had movable tail surfaces controlling yaw and pitch. His later design, Bleriot XI, came in the summer of 1909.
During the World War I, aircrafts were used as the machines of war. They were capable of mobile observation as well as causing casualties to the enemy.
The airplane technology continued to develop after the war. For the first time in 1919, Alcock and Brown crossed the Atlantic non-stop. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh performed the same feat, solo. In 1919, the first commercial flights started between the United States and Canada.
In the Second World War, airplanes played a primary role. Pearl Harbor, the battles of the Pacific and the Battle of Britain are the examples.
In October 1947, Bell X-1 exceeded the speed of sound. The pilot was Chuck Yeager.
In 1952, the first commercial jet, the de Havilland Comet, was introduced.
Boeing 707 was the first widely successful commercial jet. It was in service from October 26, 1958 to June 22, 2010.
Boeing 727 was another widely used passenger aircraft.
Boeing 747 remained the world’s biggest passenger aircraft between 1970 and 2005.
Currently, the world’s biggest passenger aircraft is the Airbus A380.
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Airplanes Party Supplies – The Options
We’ve got a lot of options to choose from. You may select Basic Party Pack from our Airplanes Birthday Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Airplanes Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Airplanes Basic Pack. The Airplanes deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Airplanes Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Airplanes Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Airplanes Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
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