The Death of a Dream

Man has always dreamt of flying.  Our history is full of examples going as far back as the Ancient Greeks with the tale of Icarus.  Leonarda Da Vinci was dreaming of flying machines during the renaissance, the Montgolfier brothers were soaring the skies in hot air balloons before the American Constitution was written, and the Wright brothers hold the record for the first flight of an airplane.  Since that historical flight back in 1903, planes became the main fighting force in WW2 which was up until then the privilege of the Navy and had been for centuries.  The Comet became the first passenger airplane in 1949 to utilise jet engines.  Man broke the speed barrier for the first time in recorded history!  Man had achieved his dream and then some.  Man could now fly.