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


Rockwell International space Shuttle

Punching skywards, the Space Shuttle is launched vertically…

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

A military two-seater, the B.E.2 had the misfortune to become…

Santos-Dumont Demoiselle

Alberto Santos Dumont's delicate Demoiselle ("damselfly") monoplane was…

Polikarpov I-16

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

Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner

The Boeing 307 Stratoliner was the world's first airliner to…

Boeing 247

First flown in February 1933, the Boeing 247 has sometimes been…

Lockheed Vega

The stylish Lockheed Vega was a charismatic aircraft that scored…

Supermarine S.6B

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

Short Empire Flying Boat

Air travel was never more romantic than in the era of the large…

Dornier Do X

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

Caproni Ca.60 Transaero

With his Ca.60 Transaero, Italian designer and manufacturer…

Douglas DC-3

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