Airship, hot-air ballon, helicopter, and plane are top inventions made by human. A passenger airplane can tour you all across the Philippines more than 8 times only within 24 hours. That's a good thing, just a day to travel around places you'd dreamed of . Most of this were made in a single reason. To help man flew in the air just like birds. Have wings to glide in the air. Before man made it possible, it took sometime allowing people travel long distance places by air within a short period of time.
Many inventors have tried to fly by flapping birdlike wings. All failed. One of the first bird-man crashed to his death at a Roman festival in 1st century AD.
The Montgolfier hot-air balloon made the first untethered, manned flight from Paris in 1783.
The first hot-air balloon passengers were a sheep, a duck and cockerel. The French Montgolfier brothers invented the hot-air balloon in 1872. The first human passenger had to put out fires, as the balloon was inflated by hot air created by burning straw and wool.
Formed in 1965, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, known as Red Arrows, uses Hawk jets. They need perfect timing to perform their close formation flying and aerobatics at high speed.
In 1948 a jet plane flew faster than the speed of sound. Englishman Frank Whittle invented the first jet engine in 1930. Most modern aircraft are jets without propellers. Teams of jets, like the Red Arrows, often perform stunts at air shows.
[spoiler title="You Don't Believe It!"]In 1783 the first hydrogen balloon was attacked and destroyed by terrified farm workers when it landed. It had flown 24 kilometres.[/spoiler]
H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
Martin Marietta X-24
Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
Zveno Bomber Fighter
[spoiler title="Did You Know?"]In 2004, NASA's H-43A set the speed record as the fastest ever jet-powered aircraft. For 10 seconds, the unpiloted test craft traveled at March 9.6, or more than nine times the speed of sound. That's 7,000 miles per hour.[/spoiler]