In about a month time I have to present to my class at school. It must be in English (I am native Dutch). It can be about anything I want to be (preferably something you like/you are comfortable with). I was planning to do my presentation about the history of commercial aviation. It should remain interesting to the audience so I cannot talk too specific about certain subjects (I'm in high school, no aviation related school. Students are 15-17 years old).
I was wondering if any of you could share some facts about the history of commercial aviation. For example, how the 747 made flying cheaper and more accessible, how speed was important during the 50's and 60's (and how now price is priority), the 'battle' between Europe's Concorde and the US' 747 (speed vs quantity, how the 747 won that). That sort of stuff.
Generally, nobody gives a damn about aviation so I should really try my best to present something interesting to the average joe.
That's why I could use your help!
Images and videos are also very welcome seeing as it will be a PowerPoint presentation. Surely I will use this
(once again, thanks so much for posting this!).
Feedback is welcome, perhaps suggestions for a different subject is fine as well (as long as it's about aviation), if you think this is a subject that is boring...