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Milestones In Aviation 1880-2002

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:36 am

What do you think are milestones/ mistakes in aviation that occurred during 1880-2002? Airline, aircraft, airports, etc. Anything.

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RE: Milestones In Aviation 1880-2002

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:40 am

The adoption of the new TUI livery.
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RE: Milestones In Aviation 1880-2002

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:41 am

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.
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RE: Milestones In Aviation 1880-2002

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:43 am

Of course the Wright Brothers and all the other Aviation Pioneers.

But more recently I'd say the 707, 747, 737, A320, and 777 have shaped the airlines quite a bit, especially the 737.

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