GREENWICH, N.Y. — It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… actually it is a plane! Not long after the advent of aviation, aircraft started being used in agriculture.
Flight captivated mankind for centuries. While human flight was made possible with the use of hot air balloons in the 18th century, flying with airplanes was not accomplished until 1903 when brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright invented a glider that allowed for the first self-propelled flight. After the Wright Brothers’ breakthrough improvements continued to be made to airplanes. A big jump in its progress was made during World War I as airplanes were adopted by the military as a new form of attack.
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