Exploring the history of travel by plane from the 1800s to the present day, this book which is one of a series, describes the impact they have had on the way we live. It tells the success story of aviation, from the first powered flight made by the Wright Brothers in 1903 to today's jumbo jets. In 1919 Alcock and Brown flew across the Atlantic, and before long planes were competing with cars, trains and ships as a means of transport. By the 1950s jet airliners were able to fly passengers all over the world. Then in the 1970s the world's fastest passenger plane took to the skies. Concorde flies at more than 200 kilometres an hour - twice the speed of sound.
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 292 x 221 mm
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