Since time immemorial human being has been fascinated with flying. They have always envied birds especially the high flying ones and felt like taking to skies like them.
With passage of time, pioneers like Wright brothers made the world believe that everyone can fly in an aircraft developed by them.
In time to come , the aviation industry took off to greater heights in many ways. Passengers could fly across continents, oceans and time zones at great speed, within hours from one country to another in a comfortable pressurized cabin arriving in great shape.
Today, there are nearly 5000 airlines operating in the world carrying 4.5 billion passengers and cargo to various countries across the globe.
According to IATA, the airline industry provides jobs to 65.5 millions people and contributes around $ 2.7 trillion to the world economy. If we take into account the number of dependents per employee,the number goes into billions. Then there are massive airports which are cities by themselves supporting a huge network of ancillary industries.
That's the mammoth yet fascinating world of flying where sky is not the limit but the beginning of an exploration.