Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

Author(s): R.G. Grant


This fascinating journey through a century of flight captures the spirit and excitement of aviation past and present, from the Wright brothers' first airborne attempts to the story behind the space race. Live through the bone-jarring, first moments of flight with pioneers such as Orville Wright, Harriet Quimby and Roland Garros. With absorbing profiles of the key personalities and the planes they flew, witness how flight became a reality. Trailblazers Adventurous fliers like Lindbergh and Earhart pushed the boundaries even further during the "golden age" of flight in the 1920s and '30s. Discover how these trailblazers conquered transatlantic routes and paved the way for new luxury passenger jets. Tragedies and Triumphs Remarkable images of flying boats, airships and space rockets combine with accounts of events such as the Hindenburg disaster, the U-2 spy plane crisis and life aboard the Mir space station to make this a thrilling and encyclopaedic record of aviation history. Hardback


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  • : 9780751337327
  • : Beckett Books
  • : Beckett Books
  • : books

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  • : R.G. Grant
  • : Hardback
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