Aeroplane

Aeroplane

1903

The Wright Brothers

Wright Flyer in 1903 kick-started the age of aviation, with rotor and then jet-powered craft transforming travel in the 20th century. From military fighter jets through to supersized passenger aircraft, air travel means we can reach each other much faster than ever before. To think that within just 73 years we went from the primitive Wright Flyer, which only travelled a distance of 260 metres (852 feet) to the Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic passenger jet, capable of cruising comfortably at 2,172 kilometres (1,350 miles) per hour for thousands of miles is simply mind-blowing.