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Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation: Charting the History of Flight from the First Balloons to Today's Most Advanced Aircraft

Format:  Hardcover,

230 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Jun 2008

ISBN-13: 9780061251443

ISBN-10: 0061251445

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This first-of-its-kind, definitive book offers a fascinating textual and visual tour of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft.

Featuring 100 newly commissioned and historic maps as well as 200 related photographs, navigation charts, and historic artifacts, the Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. Dana Bell, a leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these advances have changed the course of human history.

Groundbreaking maps and charts include: Locations of first flights and early transatlantic flightsPan American Airways international mail and passenger routesAir sequences of the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin AirliftModern-day flight charts, national aircraft markings, and civil aviation codes

History's greatest aviation achievements come alive as never before through detailed visualization and compelling narrative. A must-have for all flight and history enthusiasts.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Jun 2008
ISBN-13: 9780061251443
ISBN-10: 0061251445
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 230
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.5 x 10.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780061251443

Chapter outline

Pioneer Aviation
The Beginnings of Human Flight
Man Takes to the Air
Buoyant Flight
Winged Flight
Four Flights at Kitty Hawk
The Ascent of the Airplane
The Wrights in Europe
The New Pioneers
Europe's Great Races
The First Aeronautical Charts
The Race Across America
World War I
Fledglings and the Great War
Over the Trenches
The Italian Campaign
The Yanks are Coming
Bombers over England
Formations & Maneuvers
Closing Positions
Armistice
Between the Wars
The Golden Years
Into the Stratosphere
Across America
Delivering the Mail
Marking the Airways
Non-Stop Coast to Coast
The Emerging Airlines
The Transcontinental Airline
Route Maps and Sectionals
The Domestic Airways
Linking Europe
The Early Airlines
The Zeppelin Liners
European Air Transport in the 1930s
Far East Connections
Britain to Australia
Into Africa
Across the Oceans
The First Atlantic Crossings
Atlantic Crossings after Lindbergh
Kingsford-Smith and the Southern Cross
Exploring with the Lindberghs
Pan American and the Great Flying Boats
Around the World
The 1924 Round the World Flight
Circumnavigation Record Flights
Pan America
The Pan American Goodwill Flight
Pan American to South America
Aviation in Latin America
The Frozen Wastes
Exploring the Arctic
Exploring the Antarctic
World War II
War in Europe
Lightning War
The Battle of Britain
Reaping the Whirlwind
Airborne Radar
Hunting the U-Boat
US Stations in Britain
Cross-Channel Attack
Allied Continental Landing Fields
War Over the Pacific
Pearl Harbor
Naval Aviation over the Pacific
Bombing Japan
Eyes over the Pacific
America's Air Forces
Grid Maps
Wright Field's Crash Map
The US Image Grid
The World's Largest Airline
The Air Transport Command
The ATA and the WASPs
Post War
Post War Military
Cold War Military Aviation
The Berlin Airlift
Air War over Korea
The Small Wars
Vietnam
The Gulf Wars
Modern Military Aircraft
Post War Research - The X-Planes
Pushing the Envelope
Post War Airlines
The Postwar Airlines
The Growth of a Modern Airport
Controlling the Airspace
Modern Flight Charts
Helicopter Route Charts
VFR Terminal Area Charts
Sectional Aeronautical Charts
Jeppesen Enroute Low Altitude Charts
World Aeronautical Charts
Operational Navigation Charts
IFR Enroute High Altitude Charts
Jet Navigation Charts
Jet Navigation High Altitudes
Appendices
National Aircraft Markings
National Civil Aviation Codes
Bibliography
Index
Photo Credits

Book description

This first-of-its-kind, definitive book offers a fascinating textual and visual tour of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft.

Featuring 100 newly commissioned and historic maps as well as 200 related photographs, navigation charts, and historic artifacts, the Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. Dana Bell, a leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these advances have changed the course of human history.

Groundbreaking maps and charts include:

  • Locations of first flights and early transatlantic flights
  • Pan American Airways international mail and passenger routes
  • Air sequences of the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin Airlift
  • Modern-day flight charts, national aircraft markings, and civil aviation codes

History's greatest aviation achievements come alive as never before through detailed visualization and compelling narrative. A must-have for all flight and history enthusiasts.

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