Ideal for daring aviators-to-be! An insider's story follows the early days of flight — and features a splendid model of a biplane inside.
Step back to the 1930s, when an ambitious flying ace vows to claim the prize for the first solo around-the-world fl ight. While readying his aircraft, he offers a richly illustrated look at the exploits of aviation pioneers before him — from the Wright brothers' storied Flyer to Charles Lindbergh's cross-Atlantic flight, from airplane racing and aerial stunts to William Byrd's long-distance record and Amelia Earhart's breaking of the gender barrier. Filled with diagrams, charts, vintage photos, and maps, here is a lavish tribute to the early masters of the sky, who turned fl ights of fancy into real powered aircraft and soared straight into history.
About the Author
by Clint Twist
Diz Wallis was selected as the colorist of John Tenniel's original black-and-white illustrations for Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass first full-color editions. She lives in Cambridge, England.