Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Big Book of Flight” as Want to Read:
The Big Book of Flight
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Big Book of Flight

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Everybody dreams of flying. For as long as we've been able to look up and see the birds we've wanted to join them. But our efforts to do so have not always been as elegant or accomplished. Instead, there's been danger, excitement, courage and brilliance.

The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's p
...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 23rd 2013 by Bantam Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Big Book of Flight, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Big Book of Flight

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-46
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Paul
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: general
Ok hands up - but who wanted to be a pilot when they were a kid??? Come on guys there was not just me! Admittedly I went as far as being a plane spotter collecting all their registration numbers with my Civil Aviation Marking book underlining them as I saw them. Age and sense hits you and you realise you will never be the top gun and standing at an airport to collect aircraft regs passes and you would rather be in the departures lounge heading to the beach.

Looking enviously at the aircraft still
...more
iain meek
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it
A rather bizarre potpourrie of articles on various aspects of flight. Great for a young teenager- even better for a 2nd childhood?
Helsinki
rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2015
Debbie Glover
rated it did not like it
Jan 10, 2016
Gareth Evans
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Who is the ideal audience for this book? Superficially it is a book for older children, but I think the best audience is someone a bit interested in aircraft (but not especially expert) who wants an entertaining look at the history of flight. The short chapters cover most elements of flight. It's basic stuff, but it shows great skill in the selection of material. I really enjoyed it and I am old enough to know much better.
Chris
rated it liked it
Mar 25, 2015
Liam Tondeur
rated it liked it
Jul 20, 2014
Nikki B
rated it it was amazing
Jan 23, 2015
Dan
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2015
Simon Devon
rated it really liked it
Jan 24, 2018
Dmitry Druzhinin
rated it it was amazing
Jan 24, 2017
Lewis Buttress
rated it liked it
Oct 05, 2015
James Swallow
rated it it was amazing
Jul 25, 2013
Sabrina
rated it liked it
Oct 16, 2015
Dave
rated it really liked it
Apr 21, 2017
Mr B W D Crowder
rated it it was amazing
Aug 01, 2016
Andrew Hull
rated it it was amazing
Feb 23, 2015
Gareth
rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2014
F.
rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2018
Akrabar
rated it liked it
Jun 09, 2015
SUHAIB HASHEM
rated it really liked it
Jun 10, 2017
Eduardo
rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2013
Sarayutt Koh
rated it liked it
Feb 21, 2017
Daniel Mesham
rated it it was amazing
Nov 12, 2015
Jim B
marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2014
Elle
marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2014
Oliver Eike
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2014
Rick Andrews
marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2015
Carter
is currently reading it
Feb 20, 2016
David Marriott
marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
Rosemary
marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2016
John Papworth
marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2016
Violetta Radu
is currently reading it
Jan 03, 2017
James Steward
marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2017
yusuf habib Dibs wazit
marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2017
Adam
marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2017
Elie Abi Antoun
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2017
Neil Williams
marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2018
Karolína
marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2015
James
marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2017
James
marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »