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The well-known Boeing 747's wingspan exceeds the length of the Wright brothers' first flight. Although their first flight was very short, it's because of that short flight that we have created impressive planes like Boeing 747. Thank you Wright brothers for persevering through failed attempts and giving us such a significant contribution.

Contributed by Keri Potter

St. Maarten Airport landing

Contributed by Ashleigh Linse

Southwest partnered with SeaWorld to come up with this paint job of Shamu on a jet. It's interesting to see in person. I saw it land at TIA a few years ago.

Contributed by Ashleigh Linse

The Airbus A380 in the largest commercial aircraft by capacity. This double-decker airplane can carry about 500 passengers.

Contributed by Ashleigh Linse

Qantas in an Australian airline and the only airline in the world that has never had an aircraft crash.

Contributed by Ashleigh Linse

Space shuttle on the back of a transport jet. This is how the shuttles are transported across the country because they cannot fly like jets. The shuttles' engines are not built to establish level flight. Once the mission is complete, a shuttle falls out of orbit and back into the lower atmosphere. The shuttle uses no propulsion to land; it is simply a big glider.

Contributed by Ashleigh Linse

Pokemon themed paint job on Boeing 747s

Contributed by Ashleigh Linse

The Angel Plane

Contributed by Carolin Cruz

Airplanes are so much fun. When you look down, the whole world looks like a board game. It's the greatest feeling.

Contributed by Mallary Caroline McGahee