The first successful airplane was invented on December 17, 1903. It was made by Wilbur and Orville Wright.

They made four short flights with their first powered aircraft. The aircraft stayed aloft for about 12 seconds and reached an altitude of 37 meters.

Airplanes become more common during the First world war. But planes were developed for war, rather than commercial flights.

Once the war ended the US and Europe were left with a lot of planes. After that many new airports were built close to Europe’s main cities.

The 1950s are the golden age of air travel. Flying was expensive and flying was extremely glamorous. Passengers dressed up and meals consisted of dishes like lobster, roast beef, and prime rib.

In the 1960s flying had become more and more common. Passengers still dressed up more than today, but not as much as in the 1950s. A passenger could fly without any form or ID.

Today, airline travel is a very popular, fast, and efficient way to go anywhere in the world. There are various types of in-flight entertainment in airplanes.

On most airplanes, you can watch movies and series, use Wi-Fi with your phone, play games and listen to audiobooks.

Airplane wings are shaped to make air move faster over the top of the wing. The pressure of the air decreases when air moves faster.