100 years of flight
144 pages filled with fascinating photos of important events, key aircraft, and legendary aviators. An absorbing chronicle of the last 100 years of flight broken down into easy -to-follow chapters. A running timeline throughout the book highlights the century's notable flying innovations, events, and records. Detailed information and photos of the most important and ingenious airplanes, from to the Wright Flyer to today's high-tech marvels.
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