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Fly in the cockpit of some of history's most amazing aircraft -- including a Stearman wooden biplane, Harrier Jump Jet, and Super Constellation. Discover the design challenges, financial risks and the many lessons learned from a century of aviation trial and error, bringing us to the dawn of a new era of revolutionary aircraft -- Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus 380. Witness the construction and final assembly of the 787, and join chief test pilot Mike Carriker as he puts the new airliner through its rigorous test flights.
Visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Commercial Aviation section, which features a Boeing 307 Stratoliner, the first pressurized airliner; the Boeing 367-80 "Dash 80," the prototype for the Boeing 707, America's first commercial jet airliner; and an Air France Concorde, the first supersonic airliner.