The Airplane: How Ideas Gave Us Wings
by Jay Spenser (9780061259203)

The Airplane: How Ideas Gave Us Wings
Jay Spenser
Release Date: 01 April 2010
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 340
Category: History
ISBN: 9780061259203
ISBN-10: 0061259209

In this technological history of the jetliner, Jay Spenser takes the airplane apart, from wings to flight controls and landing gear - and shows concept by concept how they were developed and how they work. This accessible history of aviation is full of great technological triumphs and interesting characters, not least the critically important Wright brothers. Spenser shows that for centuries people across the world have wrestled with similar fantasies and speculations about flight, and how in the 20th century with the spur of two world wars we moved from open cockpit bi-planes to supersonic jets. The book culminates in a discussion of Boeing?s Dreamliner and future generations of airplanes, making it a perfect book for the entry in service of the new airplane in late 2008.
Spenser has spent a lifetime in aviation, as a museum curator and then as an aerospace industry writer. In a sense, Airplane is the culmination of a career spent explaining flight and airplanes.

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