An action-packed ride through the history of aircraftDiscover more than 1,000 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft to ever fly the skies. This visual treat is packed with pictures and crammed with content for aviation enthusiasts everywhere. A century of flight is chronicled in hundreds of pages of jaw-dropping photography and accessible text. You’ll enjoy an action-packed ride in all kinds of flying machines, from the very first prototypes to modern supersonic jets. Spread your wings and take flight in planes, helicopters, and airships, presented in glorious detail alongside fantastic facts and surprising stats.Jump in the pilot seat of pioneering planes, including the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, before taking a virtual tour of each and every model. Discover how powerhouse producers, such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax, ensure maximum performance from an array of aircraft engines. Find out how famous marques, such as Boeing and Lockheed, came to set industry standards in aviation.Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by this comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.