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How airplanes fly"Almost everyone today has flown in an airplane. Many ask the simple question 'what makes an airplane fly?'..."

How airplanes fly ...

... like birds?

"Probably since the beginning of time man has gazed at birds and found inspiration. Some of the Birdworld’s first test pilots, Otto Lilienthal and the Wright brothers, certainly did."

... in the future?

"The traditional aircraft design that you see almost exclusively, using the tube body with wings and Wingshort tail assembly of wings and the fin, has been around basically since the days of the DC-3..."
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