Airplanes have made travel significantly faster compared to cars/boats.
The Airplane was invented by the Wright Brothers.
Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight.
British inventor Frank Whittle invents the jet engine.
Charles Yeager pilots the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.
Boeing 747 makes the first commercial flight.
Bryan Allen pedals the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel, breaking the distance record for human-powered flight.
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager fly the US ultralight Voyager around the world in a 9-day non-stop flight from California to California.
The Transition® by Terrafugia is a roadable aircraft – an aeroplane that can take off and land at any airport and, with the push of a button, fold up its wings and drive down the road.
Solar Impulse 2 is the first plane powered by a renewable energy source to tour the globe.