This title contains 100 years of airborne innovation and adventure for aviation fans - in a new compact edition. From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, take a sky-high journey through the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare and terrorist hijackings - this is the story of how man's dream to fly became a reality and central to modern history. It is endorsed by the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.