Daily Life | History of aviation | Hanna Reitsch 00063914
Daily Life | History of aviation | Amelia Earhart 00000822
Daily Life | History of aviation | LZ 129 Hindenburg disaster, Lakehurst 1937 00812789
Daily Life | History of aviation | Bordservice Air Berlin - Photo Story by José Giribás 00739234
Daily Life | History of aviation | Flying boat "Dornier Do X" until 1945 02350909
Daily Life | History of aviation | German airship LZ 3 02350918
Daily Life | History of aviation | German airline "Lufthansa" until 1945 02350919
Daily Life | History of aviation | Munich-Riem Airport 02350920
Daily Life | History of aviation | Production and interior of the German airship "Graf Zeppelin" 02350928
Daily Life | History of aviation | German airship LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin" 02350924
Daily Life | History of aviation | Airfield Schleißheim 02350923
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.