These 9 Airplanes Transformed Flight Over the Last Century

On the anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight, see how flying has evolved since—and the otherworldly models that may be in our future.

This article is part of our Urban Expeditions series, an initiative made possible by a grant from United Technologies to the National Geographic Society.

For more on the future of flight, see how aviation is greening its operations, which cities are among the world's most popular flights, and 10 airports you'll actually love.

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