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


Curtiss Reims Racer

In August 1909 most of the adventurous pioneers then flying aeroplanes…

Curtiss CR-3

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

Ryan NYP

In 1927 airmail pilot Charles Lindbergh decided to compete for…

Junkers F13

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

Boeing 247

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

Caproni Ca.90

The Italian grandissimo six-engine Ca.90 bomber, first flown…

Polikarpov I-16

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

Fokker F.VII/3m

In the I920s Dutch planemaker Anthony Fokker, who had built…