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


Fabre Hydravion

Looking at aeroplanes from the pioneering era of flight, it…

Chanute biplane glider

In the summer of 1896 French-born  American Octave Chanute,…

Gloster Meteor

Because of the surprising tardiness of the US's development…

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…

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…

Gee Bee Super Sportster

The ultimate 1930s American racing aircraft, the extraordinary…