Airplane Stories and Histories chronicles two hundred years of aviation
highlights including the exploits of pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the
Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Amelia Earheart, R. J.
Mitchell, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Allan Loughead, Frank Whittle, and
Kelly Johnson. Notable events and developments are discussed, such as the
first flight, first transatlantic flight, first around-the-world flight, the jet
engine, Spitfire, Mustang, Mosquito, Comet, Concorde, Boeing 747, C-5
Galaxy, Avro Arrow, C-130 Hercules, and the advent of unmanned vehicles
(drones). An extensive bibliography is provided for those who wish to explore
subjects at greater depth.