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Flight and Flying: A Chronology
A unique historical reference to the history of av

 
Our Price: $30.00
By David Baker (au)
Year: 1993
Pages: 549
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-8160-1854-5

Product Code: 1422361675

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A unique historical reference to the history of aviation through the late 20th century. Examines in depth the efforts of 18th- & 19th-century European balloonists to achieve controlled flight. Traces the genesis of powered flight leading to the Wright Bros. historic success at Kitty Hawk, NC, on Dec. 17, 1903, & surveys aviation through to the Persian Gulf War. The chronology covers every significant event in the history of aviation, including the achievements of individual fliers & inventors, technological innovations (both successes & failures), the development of commercial airlines, & the creation of military air forces. Gives specifications for virtually every important aircraft ever designed or built around the world. More than 150 photographs.

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