Author: Valerie Moolman
The Road to Kitty Hawk (The Epic of Flight)
Size: 26.3 MB
This particular volume covers the span of history and myth from around 11 BC up to and through the Wright brothers successful achievement of powered flight in the early 1900s. In the process, it discusses such diverse flying objects, and hoped-for flying objects, as kites; balloons; manned and unmanned gliders; tower jumpers paraphernalia; parachutes; and finally powered craft, both successful and unsuccessful.