While we still may not know *exactly* why planes fly, its doesn’t stop us from building bigger and more impressive ones. Boeing recently unveiled its Dreamliner. They have done a successful test flight of this new beast, also called the 787. While Airbus is still struggling to meet deadlines, these behemoths still are an impressive work of engineering, on and off the ground. That being said, here’s a very conciliatory documentary about the Boeing 747. Large version here.
In the same vein here’s a neat little article that has directions to make your own airplane, albeit made of paper. The nice bit is the PDF documents at the end with patterns for making a sweet airplane.