TAKING TO THE SKY:THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT

In building the first airplane, the Wright brothers realized a dream that had captured the imaginations ofpeople from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci. In this part of the book, you’ll follow each step in the evolution of airplanes from the dangerous playthings of daredevils to machines capable of crossing oceans. You’ll also be introduced to the colorful personalities whose names have become aviation legends, from the barnstormers of an age gone by to heroes of today like Chuck Yeager.

TAKING TO THE SKY:THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT

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