Man’s dream of conquering the sky is so ancient that it dates back thousands of years.
Through trial and error, early air travel paved the way for the technology that we enjoy today.
In the video above, you’ll see early aviators from around the globe attempting to take to the sky. Some of their contraptions are absolutely mind blowing.
In 1903, the Wright brothers made the first successful flight in small engine plane.
“The desire to fly,” wrote Wilbur Wright, “is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.”