Aviation History

The history of aviation has extended over more than two thousand years, from the earliest forms of aviation, kites and attempts at tower jumping, to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets.

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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
The Wright Brothers
Wings on My Sleeve (Phoenix Press)
Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History
Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs Of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
Yeager: An Autobiography
The Right Stuff
His Majesty's Airship: The Life and Tragic Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine
The Great Air Race: Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat
Kelly: More Than My Share of It All
Gustave Whitehead by Susan BrinchmanBarnstorming by Martin CaidinHistory by Contract by William J. O'DwyerOhio by Louis ChmielBleriot by Brian A. Elliot
Early Aviation History Unveiled
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Every day we wake up, we have an opportunity to do some good, but there's so much bad that you have to navigate to get to the good. ...more
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger

Jason Rebello
We were flying to Brisbane via Kuala Lumpur, a journey of around fifteen hours, including the brief transit stop. Australia was a long way from anywhere yet modern aviation had made travel so convenient and affordable that no one really thought of it as difficult or hazardous anymore. Today’s travel woes centered around overcoming jet lag or figuring out your duty-free limits. I tried to imagine life in the eighteenth century when the First Fleet made the long and arduous sea voyage from Great B ...more
Jason Rebello, Red Earth Diaries: A Migrant Couple's Backpacking Adventure in Australia

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