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100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The aeroplane

The aeroplane

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

The aeroplane

Several companies are currently developing environmentally friendly blended wing body aircraft. Photo: Kaktus Digital.

The aeroplane

Swedish inventor Richard Nyberg in his plane “Flugan” (“The Fly”), constructed in the beginning of the 20th century. Photo: Archives of the National Museum of Science and Technology.

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The aeroplane

According to the author, Douglas Adams, learning to fly is not that hard. You simply throw yourself at the ground and miss. Others have used the help of the wind and engine power to overcome the Earth's gravity. Otto Lilienthal in 1891 was the first person to have succeeded in flying a glider after he had studied the aerodynamics of birds.

After the First and Second World Wars commercial air travel was established all over the world. In 1954 the charter flight started in Sweden, first to Hamburg and the year after that to Mallorca. In 1960, 70,000 Swedes flew on charter flights. In 2009 more that 7 million Swedes flew abroad on holiday.

Nearly 5 billion people have travelled by air each year. The risk of dying if you fly on a regular passenger aircraft is 1 in 11 million.

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