18 March – At Montesson, Traian Vuia achieves several short hops in his "Vuia 1", traveling about 12 meters (39 feet) at an altitude of about 1 meter (3 feet). He flies four more times; one flight travels some 20 meters (66 feet) at an altitude of 1 meter (3 feet), and the longest flight is 24 meters(79 feet).
11 August – Mrs. C.J. Miller becomes the first American woman to ride as a passenger in a dirigible.
12 September – Jacob Ellehammer makes a tethered flight with his aeroplane "Danemark I" on the tiny island of Lindholm. The plane was attached to the ground by a rope and described a few circles.
13 November – Alberto Santos-Dumont flies the Santos-Dumont 14-bis a distance of 722 feet (220 m) in 21 seconds near Château de Bagatelle. Happening after Wright brothers flown in the United States, this is recorded as the first officially observed aeroplane flight in Europe and the distance he flies is the first officially recognized airplane distance record.