To fly in the air had been man’s dream for ages. Before 1903, flights in balloons and gliders had been tried successfully. But the first successful aircraft was designed and used by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Since their first flight on December 10, 1903 we have come a long way indeed.
In recent years, technological advancements have brought about great changes in the field of aviation. The earlier aeroplanes were propeller-driven but now they are powered by jet engines. The gentle whirr of the propellers has been replaced by the roar of powerful machinery, and slow-speed aircrafts have given way to supersonic jet planes. Today Concorde carries passengers at over twice the speed of sound.
These days we can listen to music or watch television inside the planes. We can even work on computers, play video games and make long distance calls. All modern passenger aircrafts have every kind of luxury. There is a lot of competition in this sphere also.
Aeroplanes are indeed a miracle of science. Due to air travel, the world has become a small place. We take just a few hours to reach our destination, where earlier it used to take months.