First night flights.
Races between aeroplanes and cars are only won by racing cars.
Hugo Junkers gets a patent for his thick wing/all-wing type aeroplane.
First International Air Races in America. Held at Los Angeles.
January 4, Leon Delagrange is killed at Pau after wings on Bleriot collapse.
January 7, Frenchman Hubert Latham is the first pilot to climb to 1000 metres.
March 8 - Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman in the world to receive a pilot's licence.
March 10 - Emil Aubrun makes the first night flights, in a Blériot Type IX at Villalugano, Argentina.
March 13 - Paul Engelhard makes the first flight in Switzerland, flying a Wright biplane from a frozen lake at St Moritz
March 14 - Louis Paulhan flies 146 km in a straight route from Orleans to Trois.
March 28 - Henri Fabre makes the first flights in a seaplane at Matigues, France
The French Air Force is formed as its own command, with a total of five aircraft.
June 2 - Charles Rolls makes the first successful return flight over the English Channel
June 17 - Romanian engineer and inventor Aurel Vlaicu flies his first airplane, Vlaicu I
July 5 - Bert Pither is reputed to have flown the first metal-framed aircraft at Riverton, New Zealand
July 9, Frenchman Léon Morane sets a new speed record of 106 km/h.
July 12 - Charles Rolls is killed in a crash at Bournemouth, becoming the first British aviation fatality
August 27 Frederick Baldwin and John McCurdy, using a Curtiss biplane, are the first pilots to send radio messages to the ground.
September 6 - Blanche Stuart Scott makes the first solo airplane flight by a woman in the United States subsequently recognized by the Early Birds of Aviation.
September 16 - Bessica Raiche makes the first solo airplane flight by a woman in the United States to be accredited at the time by the Aeronautical Society of America.
September 23 - the Peruvian Geo Chavez flies the Blériot-monoplane over the Alps from Brig (Switzerland) to Domodossola (Italy) reaching a height of 2200 metres, but was killed in a crash landing.
Romanian inventor Henri Coandă (1886-1972), built the first thermojet prototype, named the Coandă-1910; he exhibited it at the International Aeronautic Salon in Paris, and tested it at the airport in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
October 2 - the first mid-air collision takes place near Milan. Both pilots survive, but one is badly injured.
October 11 Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first man who served as U.S. President to fly in an airplane (term ended in 1909).
October 14 first confirmed flight over Norway by Carl Cederström.
November 4 - Welshman Ernest Willows makes the first airship crossing from England to France with Willows No. 3 City of Cardiff.
November 14 - Eugene Ely takes off from a temporary platform erected over the bow of the light cruiser USS Birmingham, the first take-off from a ship.
16 December - Henri Coandă's plane was the first jet to fly when unexpectedly was airborne when testing the engine.
21 December - Hélène Dutrieu became the first winner of the Coupe Femina (Femina Cup) for a non-stop flight of 167 kilometers in 2 hours 35 minutes
23 December - Lt Theodore Ellyson of the United States Navy is assigned to flight training with the Curtiss company, making him the first naval aviator.
July 29 - Bristol Boxkite