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


Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane

Although never mainstream, the notion of making an aeroplane…

Boeing 707

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

Hughes H-4 Hercules

In 1942 American millionaire and aviation enthusiast, Howard…

Caproni Ca.60 Transaero

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

Lockheed Vega

The stylish Lockheed Vega was a charismatic aircraft that scored…

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…

Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea

Frenchman Henri Mignet wanted everyone to have the chance to…

De Havilland D.H.88 Comet Racer

The D.H.88 Comet was a long-range racing aircraft designed specifically…

Supermarine S.6B

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

Gee Bee Super Sportster

The ultimate 1930s American racing aircraft, the extraordinary…

Short Empire Flying Boat

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