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In 1904, Orville Wright made the world’s first controlled and sustained flight in a powered aircraft. He flew a total of 23 metres. For the time, it was a breathtaking event. Less than a year later, his brother, Wilbur, flew over a kilometer. One hundred and fifteen years later, I flew 10,722 kilometers from Paris to Singapore. As far as firsts in aviation goes, It was far from breathtaking. It was totally normal, and just one of dozens of flights to arrive in Singapore that day, as they have been doing for years.