airplane

Boeing 747 jumbo jet in 1977
How (and why) the Boeing 747 jumbo jet made history

Starting when it first flew in the 1960s, the famous Boeing 747 jet airliner was not only bigger and more powerful than any other plane, was also a major technological marvel. The aircraft not only changed travel on an international scale, it provided a huge boost to thousands of businesses.

WWII fighter planes compared (1940s)
WWII fighter planes compared (1940s)

The Allies weren’t just trying to create the very best WWII fighter planes that they could – they were also constantly evaluating what the Nazis were using. Here’s a look.

Why Pan-Am was one of the world’s most legendary airlines
Why Pan Am was one of the world’s most legendary airlines

Before it billed itself as the “World’s Most Experienced Airline,” Pan Am started off a little more humbly — but already making the bold moves that would make the airline so legendary it became synonymous with international travel in the 20th Century.