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


Henson's aerial steam carriage

In the mid-1 800s the belief  in flight without the assistance…

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

When it first appeared in 1954, the super-fast, lightweight…

Sopwith Pup

Awell-proportioned single-seater with delightful handling qualities,…

Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea

Frenchman Henri Mignet wanted everyone to have the chance to…

Hawker Fury

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

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…

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…