The story of flight is a global one. From Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the site of the first flights by the Wright brothers, through to modern day Afghanistan and Iraq where aircraft have been at the forefront of conflict, the All About History Book of Flight takes us across every continent, into the skies above deserts, oceans and beyond, in times of peace and war. As much about people as it is about technology, this is a story of passengers and pilots, entrepreneurs and adventurers, involving both high drama and terrible human tragedy. Featuring:
The origins of flight - Discover how hot air balloons began the flight phenomenon and how the Wright brothers changed history forever.
The birth of aerial warfare - The First World War beckoned in a new era of airborne conflict that would change warfare forever.
War in Europe and the Pacific - Aerial warfare reached its most desperate and deadly point during the Second World War, and proved decisive in both major theatres.
The future of aviation - Witness the technological innovations that have taken aeronautical science to ever greater heights.