The Times Aviators: 100 Years of Powered Flight

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To mark the centenary of the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers in December 1903, The Times Aviators presents a photographic history of flight and flyers, from the pioneering days to the jet age, featuring amazing images from the Times archives.

On 17 December 1903 the World changed for ever. The first powered flight by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina ushered in the era of powered flight which has transformed and shaped all aspects of modern life.

To mark the centenary of this momentous event, The Times Aviators – 100 Year of Powered Flight presents a photographic history of aviation, from the failed attempts at flying machines at the end of the 19th century, such as Lilienthal’s glider, through the Wright brothers themselves and on to the pioneers who spread aviation throughout the world: Louis Blériot’s first flight across the Channel in 1909; the first transatlantic crossing in 1919 by Alcock and Whitten Brown; Amy Johnson’s first flight to Australia in 1930. The book examines the rise of the first passenger airlines in the 1920s, too, and chronicles the beginnings of the jet era in the 1940s. The rise of great commercial airliners such as the Jumbo Jet, Concorde and the Airbus are also dealt with to give a comprehensive and compelling account of the century of powered flight. A compelling guide to the history of flying and aviators with unique photography from the archives of The Times.

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On 17 December 1903 the World changed for ever. The first powered flight by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina ushered in the era of powered flight which has transformed and shaped all aspects of modern life.

To mark the centenary of this momentous event, The Times Aviators Ė 100 Year of Powered Flight presents a photographic history of aviation, from the failed attempts at flying machines at the end of the 19th century, such as Lilienthalís glider, through the Wright brothers themselves and on to the pioneers who spread aviation throughout the world: Louis Blériotís first flight across the Channel in 1909; the first transatlantic crossing in 1919 by Alcock and Whitten Brown; Amy Johnsonís first flight to Australia in 1930. The book examines the rise of the first passenger airlines in the 1920s, too, and chronicles the beginnings of the jet era in the 1940s. The rise of great commercial airliners such as the Jumbo Jet, Concorde and the Airbus are also dealt with to give a comprehensive and compelling account of the century of powered flight.

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