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History of aviation

Flying – the oldest dream of mankind. While Icarus and Leonardo da Vinci still had failed, flight pioneers like Otto Lilienthal and the Wright brothers finally turned this dream into reality. Charles Lindbergh set a further milestone in the history of aviation in 1927 by crossing the Atlantic from New York to Paris in a nonstop flight. But also female aviators such as Elly Beinhorn, Amelia Earhart, Hanna Reitsch or Marga von Etzdorf were in no way inferior to male pilots considering their talent and contributions to the field.

The advancement in aviation technology enabled the development of increasingly sophisticated and safer aircrafts: From Zeppelin and flying boat, to the Douglas DC-4 and Lockheed Constellation, to modern passenger jets such as the Concorde or the Airbus A380. Flying has long become a part of the daily routines of many people.