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In the Cockpit

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In the Cockpit: Inside 50 History-Making Aircraft

Gorgeous four-color archival images give readers a pilot’s-eye view of some of history’s most important domestic and military airplanes, jets and helicopters. Authoritative text accompanies each entry. Author Dana Bell retired after 30 years with the US Air Force Still Photo Depository and the National Air and Space Museum Archives. Eric F. Long and Mark A. Avino are photographers with the National Air and Space Museum. Foreword by John Travolta.  Hardcover, 144 pages. 10.25" x 8.25".

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Each time a plane takes off, the wonder of its feat seems brand new. Trailblazing pilots embraced flight’s gravity-defying possibilities, and the bravery of their vision never fails to astonish. Indulge your appreciation of pioneering aviators, whose lives and historically innovative aircraft and are exhibited in our National Air and Space Museum and its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.


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