your word processor to make notes
of Flight: www.aviation-history.com/theory/index-theory.html
Wright Flyers 1903–1916:
www.first-to-fly.com/ one-third down the screen
below 2d propeller click "Wright Airplanes."
Space Flight Gallery:
Air Force Museum: www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/
- has pages of photos and data on many historic aircraft.
National Museum of Naval Aviation:
Legends of Airpower: www.legendsofairpower.com/
Aviation History On-Line
Early Aircraft Engines:
Animation and info about rotary
War Aircraft History
and Info: www.warbirdalley.com/acft.htm
Arlington Site for Jimmy
Glenn Curtiss site: www.glenncurtiss.com/
Official Amelia Earhart Web
Vinci: www.start-flying.com/Aviation%20history/flight%20history/ history7.htm
Unmanned Aircraft developments:
Design a parachute
(for Mars landing but similar for earth): www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/mars/parachute.html
below the parachute picture click "Launch interactive."
www.paperairplanes.co.uk/planes.html is one of many sites.
Strategic Bombing Survey carefully evaluated the effects of strategic
bombing and other weapons. This assessment by the U.S. has valuable information
and data although some better data has surfaced since. Summaries of European
Theater and Pacific War:
www.anesi.com/ussbs01.htm is of Pacific war and /ussbs02.htm is of
Searches, for example, with www.google.com/ for names of aircraft, people,
and other terms will provide information.
Web site URLs change often enough that some of these may not work;
if so, use search engines to find them.
- Flight: 100 Years of Aviation by R. G. Grant published by
Smithsonian Institution, 2002. This "coffee table book" has
a wealth of information and graphics. My copy cost $35 from Amazon.com
while locally it was $50.
- Taking Flight by Richard P. Hollion, Oxford, 2003. Goes through
World War I and a chapter on 9/11 effects on aircraft, operations, and
- Military Propeller Aircraft Guide: from 1914 to the present
edited by David Donald. Specifications. information, and pictures of
- Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II by David
Mondey. Specifications, information, pictures of over 120 aircraft.
- Concise Guide to British Aircraft of World War II by David
Mondey. Specifications, information, pictures of over 120 British aircraft.
- Airman's Oddesey by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Experiences
of early pilot Saint-Exupery whose plane disappeared in 1944.
- I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: an Autobiography by Carroll
Glives and James Doolittle; the life of Jimmy Doolittle who pioneered
early aviation advances, an early doctorate in aeronautical engineering,
and led the first Tokyo bombers.
- Yeager: an Autobiography by Gen. Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos;
the life of Chuck Yeaker, an ace in WW II, test pilot was first to break
sound barrier, and varied life afterwards as an Air Force Officer.
- Destination Disaster: From the Tri-Motor to the DC-10: The
Risk of Flying by Paul Eddy, Elaine Potter, Bruce Page, 1976. Thorough
study including safety records of airlines and aircraft active at that