100 Years Of AviationBook - 2002
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.
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.