Fantastic Flights: One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge
On December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the course of human history was forever altered when Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first successful airplane. Since that momentous flight, one hundred years of remarkable achievements have pushed the envelope of human flight. Crossing oceans and continents, circling the world, breaking sound barriers, and even flying into outer space, aviation has truly taken us where no human has gone before.
Patrick O'Brien's impeccable research and dazzling illustrations bring to life the most fantastic flights of the twentieth century—one hundred years of flying on the edge.
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Describes seventeen twentieth-century historic flights and their pilots, from the Wright brothers to those of the space shuttles. Read full review
OVER THE OCEAN
SOUTH TO THE POLE
AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN DAYS
SHIP OF THE AIR
ONTO THIN AIR
ABOVE THE SKY
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
THE LAST FIRST
LANDING ON MARS
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?