An expanded and updated edition of the history of aviation Discover the enthralling story of how we took to the skies, in this journey through over 100 years of airborne innovation and adventure. From the Wright brothers first powered flight to Concordes final voyage, Flight takes you sky-high, swooping you through world aviation history. Featuring spectacular photography of iconic aircraft, this book also recounts the feats of pioneers, trailblazers, and jet test pilots, and traces the technological developments so important to aviations progress. Memorable moments of aerial warfare and record-breaking flights are recalled alongside more than 250 profiles of innovative aircraft in this book packed with flight facts for the aviation enthusiast. The human experience of flying is documented too, and historical quotes give a glimpse into the thoughts and ambitions of key figures in flight history. So board now and follow a journey full of achievement, adventure, and tragedy in Flight and see how our dream to fly became a reality.
R.G. Grant trained as a historian at Oxford University. He then worked as a language teacher in Paris and Lisbon before returning home to become a writer. He has written extensively in the fields of military history, general history, current affairs, and biography.