One hundred years of Aviation Week. One hundred years of flight. To mark that, we offer—in no particular order—100 technologies, innovations and novel schemes that made aviation and spaceflight possible, practical and useful. And we present a few ideas that are making a comeback or might advance flight in the future. World War II and the years immediately before and after were ones of soaring sophistication in aviation. Aircraft gained retractable gear, pressurized cabins, ...

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