Some planes you see on the runaway and you just do not believe that they will ever get off the ground. But they do and here you can discover how. The Antonov 124 is a giant among giants. On it's maiden fight in December 1982, it was the largest powered craft to fly. The Antonov is still the world's largest heavy lift aircraft. Surprisingly the largest aircraft ever built would dwarf the 124 Antonov. Airships took to the skies around 1900, when the aeroplane was a very basic contraption nonetheless we end with a look at a plane that was designed with the sole purpose of moving people and making air travel affordable to the masses. Seventy-five thousand engineering drawings were used to produce the first 747. Half a century after this aircraft first flew it is still in production. It has been hailed by some aviation enthusiasts as one of the most outstanding aircraft to take to the skies. Surprisingly, in this age of jets this most capable aircraft is propeller driven. Notone part of this latest version is from the original model. The C-130's name is "Hercules" and the word relates to the mythical Greek hero who was renowned for his great strength. Like Hercules the myth, the C130 has become a legend in aviation.