Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
I'm going to have to say that the first flight, first mass produced aircraft, first jet engine, first passenger flight and first paved runway are by far the most important advances/milestones in civil aviation.
The things we see today are nothing but a drop in the bucket compared to how important some things in the past were. I'd say the next milestone of this importance will be the first scheduled outerspace passenger services.