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Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing, 2012
Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly. The first experiments with balloon flight through the development of the Concorde and everything in between, aviation has transformed the way humans travel, especially over vast distances. This penetrating volume examines the various technologies and aircraft that have enabled human flight and includes a comprehensive section on the design and operation of airports.
Part of the Smithsonian Collections Online, this database contains primary documents such as photographs, diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, draft technical specifications and government documents related to early flight, inventions, the military and the commercial airline industry and much more.