It is good that the wright brothers had succeeded.
Somebody assembled an impressive collection of humankind attempts at flight, Dan...
This video makes you realize just how much, over the eons, we yearned to fly!
And only 40 years later...
It's a museum piece. Note the modern German flag on the tail instead of a swastika.
My BF-109G had the swastika still on the "tail". LOL
Messerschmitt probably didn't want any legal or PR hassles with displaying a swastika in Germany.
On the vertical stabilizer.
That was interesting...at least some of them got in the air!
And now we have the F-35. Awesome aircraft.
Aviation has certainly made leaps and bounds but I still preferred my WW2 vintage planes. Probably would still be flying them if not for the Docs grounding me. Think I liked the P-38 the best for it's range and power.