Milestones of Aviation
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 10.50" wide x 16.00" long x 1.25" tall
To fly! For centuries, it was the dream of humanity. The "Air Age" marked its centennial year in 2003. This milestone became an occasion to look back on the rapid advancement of aviation technology which continues to shape modern aircraft in profound and enduring waysfrom Orville Wright steering his Flyer across a 120-foot course at Kitty Hawk to the modern-day commercial jet airliners. In the military, the primitive wood and fabric flying machines of World War I (19141918) have given way to the latest warplanes fitted with stealth technology, smart weapons, and instantaneous global communications. The spirit of innovation continues to spur new breakthroughs in aircraft design, propulsion, More...
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