Amelia Earhart was not impressed the first time she saw an airplane. In fact, she declined a ride!
Did you know, the first president to fly in an airplane was Theodore Roosevelt? In 1910, a year and a half after leaving office, he flew in a Wright bros. biplane.
Air travel is ranked second for being the safest form of travel. In first place, beating air travel, is the elevator and escalator!
In the United States the busiest airport, Chicago O’Hare Airport, a plane takes off or lands every 37 seconds all day long.
At any time, there are 61,000 people in the air over the United States!
The Antonov An-2 is the world's biggest single engine biplane flying today.
KLM is the world’s oldest airline, which was established in 1919.
The deadliest accident in aviation history actually occurred on the ground!
The total electricity capacity of a 747-8 can power up to 480,000 32inch flat screen TVs!
In 1904 Orville Wright made the first turn with an airplane. Five days later his brother Wilbur made the first complete circle.