Today's flying machines can travel far more than the 160 feet that the Ader Éole managed back in 1890. The unenlightened among you might think this is a good thing, but with the Ader Éole you never had to worry about things like layovers, cramped legroom, and lost baggage. Less time in the air meant less time to be annoyed by the people flying next to you. If you really wanted to travel more than 160 feet, all you had to do was rev up the steam engine for another pass, and hope the wind was in your favor.