Maybe we can’t explain why we love aircraft so much. Could it stem from an early age that could have derived as a toddler sitting on your fathers lap at a picnic or a barbecue and seeing him look into the sky and saying look… look… plane… plane, growing up to repeat the same words to your father and your future children, perhaps it could have stemmed from our pre-school days making paper planes, or maybe taking your first trip to the airport to pick up your father’s brother, or your first flight.Ask around and you will see that everybody has a story to tell; as humans we all tend to have some reason as to why something fascinates us. But have you ever wondered if our true love for these wonderful flying machines could have been inherited from our ancestors who envied the birds – expressing a desire to soar through the clouds, wanting to touch the moon and defying death looking for ways to fly and finally succeeding to give us these magnificent flying machines? Breaking sound barrier while looking for ways to reach the stars, driving us into space exploration while dreaming of travelling through worm holes? Is it the human being’s ancestral territorial genes that drive mankind’s sheer determination to keep exploring the unknown while defying gravity to take us deeper into space?On December 17 in 1903, the world was about to change when Orville Wright flew 120 feet into the sky at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA… In January 1 of 1914, a new US airline began operating, it was the start of a new challenging era which has bought the human race closer together to share our goods and combine our skills to benefit the planet.It is important to know that the salvation of the commercial aviation industry was a US government program during World War One. And equally important to know that the human race desire to explore the unknown will continuously push mankind to reach the skies by continuously venturing into new technology. The modern airplane creates a new geographical dimension taking the next generation into unmanned aircraft giving us a glimpse as to what lies ahead in the future. On April 2001, the Global Hawk was the first operational Military unmanned aircraft to fly across the Pacific Ocean piloted entirely by computer bringing the race for the new generation of military and commercial unmanned aircraft to grow at an unprecedented rates by the fierce competition to exploit the new resources systems changing the way we will travel in the future. There are no distant places any longer; the world is small and the world is one. “How can we not be fascinated by aircraft?” I guess that our descendants will be reading about these historic changes as pre-historic bounds and be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them.As we progress, we will always keep Neil Armstrong alive in our minds and souls by adding to his famous phrase “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” to “One giant step for man, one colossal leap for mankind.”I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting. The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.Tell us why you are fascinated with aircraft.