A world of flying machines is waiting to be explored. Jet airplanes, helicopters, gliders, and seaplanes are just some of the incredible flying vehicles you will find inside this exciting book. Discover the history of aviation, the science of flight, and the many jobs performed by magnificent flying..
This title charts the history of women's involvement in aviation, exploring how American and British women donned goggles and gloves to fly through a predominantly masculine world and onwards into an age of aviation equality...
Utilizing a fascinating "chronicle" format that records historical events as if they had just occurred, this book recounts the history of aircraft--a history encompassing less than 100 years--with an exciting immediacy & urgency. Each year begins with a page chronologically summarizing major eve..
Now, at the start of the 21st century, much of warfare is waged from the air, not on the ground. High-flying, high-tech air forces around the world keep breaking barriers in speed and in stealthiness. Find out how we got to this point, and where the modern air force will soar to in the future. Helpe..
As much a national hero as Wellington, Nelson or Montgomery, the Supermarine Spitfire has become the most recognisable icon of World War 2 for several generations of Britons. From the throaty growl of its Rolls-Royce Merlin or Griffon, to its beautifully tapered elliptical wings, the Spitfire is a t..