It's quite overwhelming when you think how far the world of aviation has come, in a time that our own Grandparents would have been around to see.
It was merely over 150 years ago when a French gentleman, Jean-Marie Le Bris, made the very first flight that was higher than his point of departure. He got to a height of 100m and flew for only 200m.
At that time, in the 19th century, this was such a significant moment in history for everyone. The concept of flying up in the sky, like the birds, was far too much to comprehend.
Fast forward to 1914, on the 1st January and Tony Janus flew the first ever scheduled commercial airline flight. It flew across Tampa Bay and lasted only 23 minutes. That flight marked the first ever paying customer on a commercial flight and astonishingly, that was only 100 years ago.
It's hard to imagine a life without air travel now. This year 8 million passengers flew on over 100,000 flights.
We recently came across this inspiring video, produced by Brian.J Terwilliger, which perfectly summaries how aircraft, and our new ability to fly has completely changed the world we live in.
It pays homage to the magic that is flying, something that all aviation fans will have a special place in their hearts for.