. Altitude sickness, hypoxia and decompression sickness create a triple threat that can ultimately kill the occupants of a high flying aircraft. Early pilots wore flight suits and oxygen masks to counter-act these effects. but full cabin pressurization offered superior comfort, which was essential for commercial aircraft. Here are just a small selection of the most innovative planes that help usher in this new era of travel.
Have you ever looked out your plane window and wondered why the wing angles backwards. It looks natural, like the wings have been pulled back by the shear speed of the aircraft, but planes weren't always designed this way.