Getting from London to New York in just a few hours or enjoying luxury and in-flight entertainment on Singapore Airlines wasn't always possible. Humanity struggled for centuries before the Wright Brothers managed to build the first successful flying machine, and some of the most famous failed flight attempts in history are still remembered today.
In New Troy, 850 BC, the legendary King Bladud made his mark on aviation history with the first ever recorded (serious) flight attempt. Allegedly, he used necromancy to fashion himself a pair of wings which he used to attempt to fly off the temple of Apollo. Unfortunately, he only managed to fall to his death.