Discover the enthralling story of how we took to the skies in this journey through more than 100 years of airborne innovation and adventure. From the Wright brothers' first powered flight to Concorde's final voyage, Smithsonian Flight takes you sky-high, swooping through world aviation history. Featuring spectacular photography of iconic aircraft, this revised and updated book also recounts the feats of pioneers, trailblazers, and jet test pilots, and traces the technological developments so important to aviation's progress.
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the museum and houses hundreds of historically significant air- and spacecraft, along with thousands of small artifacts.
- 456 pages
- 11.34"H x 9.59"W