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Last Updated: Wednesday April 27 2005 12:30 GMT

In pictures: 100 years of flight

The first ever flight was in this airplane made by brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. They called it Flyer.
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The first ever flight was in this airplane made by brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. They called it Flyer.
Concorde was the first supersonic passenger plane and first flew in 1969. The fleet retired in 2003.
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Concorde was the first supersonic passenger plane and first flew in 1969. The fleet retired in 2003.
This flying car flew a few meters above the ground when it was designed in 1974. It's hoped a flying car will be on the market to buy within the next 10 years.
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This flying car flew a few meters above the ground when it was designed in 1974. It's hoped a flying car will be on the market to buy within the next 10 years.
The flying pancake's flat body allowed it to fly at low speeds for a long time, but it never really caught on.
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The flying pancake's flat body allowed it to fly at low speeds for a long time, but it never really caught on.
In the 1940s the Americans tested this Northrop YB-49 wing bomber. Its wings stretched 52 metres and had eight engines.
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In the 1940s the Americans tested this Northrop YB-49 wing bomber. Its wings stretched 52 metres and had eight engines.
In the 1940s the Americans tested this Northrop YB-49 wing bomber. Its wings stretched 52 metres and had eight engines.
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In the 1940s the Americans tested this Northrop YB-49 wing bomber. Its wings stretched 52 metres and had eight engines.


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