100 Years of Aviation Book (HB857)
100 Years of Aviation Book
A pictorial history of the birth and development of manned flight. Contains around 300 photographs from PA Photos huge archives, spanning the whole of the 20th Century. Hand-picked by PA Photos own archivists, many of these images have lain unseen since they were used as news pictures when first taken. Many images have been scanned especially for this book, many from glass plates, ensuring the best possible quality of reproduction. From the first powered, heavier-than-air flight by the Wright brothers in 1903 to wartime reconnaissance, ground attacks and aerial dogfights, the pictures in this book capture many pioneering moments of manned flight. From the rise and demise of the giant airships to Lindberghs transatlantic flight, the introduction of the first jet aircraft, and the post war boom in private and commercial aviation, pictures reveal that while it became the norm for holidaymakers to jet around the world in airliners, the pioneering days of aviation are far from over: adventurers still launch themselves off hilltops on hang gliders or fly balloons around the world, while aircraft can now take pilots to the edge of space.