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The evolution of the aeroplane
Leonardo da Vinci's early diagrams of a flying machine inspired many to take to the air.

The evolution of the aeroplane

AEST 09:00, Wed Nov 10 2010
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Aeroplanes have changed a helluva lot, even just in recent times (anyone remember smoking in-flight? Yup, me too). And though their beginnings were humble there are now super-jumbos that can get your average Aussie from home to the Big Apple in less than a day (and for around $1200). Check out our gallery of the evolution of the aeroplane. My, how things have changed!

Check out our round-up of the worst things about flying, and our guide to airlines with the worst safety records.

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