“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.”


Wright flyer III

The Wright Flyer III was the world's first practical powered…

MAcCready Gossamer Albatross

The Grossamer Albatross captured headlines in 1979 when it made…

Boeing 707

The Boeing 707 was the aircraft that ushered in the age of mass…

Curtiss CR-3

Cheated for the 1923 Schneider Trophy contest, the Curtiss CR-3…

Junkers F13

An all-metal monoplane passenger aircraft, Dr Hugo .Junkers'…

Hawker Fury

The Hawker Fury was the epitome of the elegant and charismatic…

Supermarine S.6B

In the 1920s mihI early 1930s seaplane racers were the fastest…

Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea

Frenchman Henri Mignet wanted everyone to have the chance to…

Dornier Do X

When the mighty 12-engine Dornier Do X flying boat made its…

Douglas DC-3

The most famous piston-engined airliner of all time, the DC-3…

Macchi MC.72

Designed by Mario Castoldi, the MC.72 was the fastest piston-driven…

Polikarpov I-16

The Soviet Union's I-16 Ishak ("Little Donkey") was the world's…