#AviationHistory

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How the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Made Air Travel Affordable | Inverse

On September 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 was built, a wide-body "jumbo jet" that, at the time, became the largest civilian airplane in the world. Most US airlines have retired their 747s, marking the end of an era, but the Boeing helped make

Science & Technology | Science & Space

U-2 spy plane fooled new computer system, halting flights in California

A very old spy plane and a very new computer system played pivotal roles in last week's computer glitch that paralyzed flight operations in California.