Discover the enthralling story of how we took to the skies, in this journey through more than 100 years of airborne innovation and adventure.
From the Wright brothers' first powered flight to Concorde's final voyage, A Short History of Flight takes you sky-high, swooping you through world aviation history. Featuring spectacular photography of iconic aircraft, this book also recounts the feats of pioneers, trailblazers, and jet test pilots, and traces the technological developments so important to aviation's progress.
Memorable moments of aerial warfare and record-breaking flights are recalled alongside 300 profiles of innovative aircraft in this book packed with flight facts for the aviation enthusiast. The human experience of flying is documented too, and historical quotes give a glimpse into the thoughts and ambitions of key figures in flight history.
So board now and follow a journey full of achievement, adventure, and tragedy in A Short History of Flight and see how our dream to fly became a reality.