November marks the anniversary of aeronautical experiments in November 1782 by Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier. The early experiments started with filling paper and fabric bags with smoke and hot air. These experiments eventually led to the creation of the first hot air balloon. Here are some items available at your local library to help you celebrate Aviation History Month and learn about the history of aeronautics!
Celebrate the science of flight with events such as the Spirit of St. Louis's nonstop flight and the launch of the first space shuttle.
"From the SE.5a biplane of WWI fame to the F-22 Raptor, fighter of the future, this lavishly illustrated book spans nearly a century of military aviation. It is largely a book of excellent photos, much valuable information, and chronologies on various aircraft."--Airforce.
This fact-filled book captures the life and times of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two inventive brothers whose interest in aviation prompted them to build the world's first power-driven airplane.
This intimate biography describes a compelling young woman who rejected society's traditional female role and how she overcame the stigma such independence brought her. Amelia Earhart inspired many to reach for the skies. Her indefatigable spirit was, and still is, an inspiration.
In late May 1927 an inexperienced and unassuming 25-year-old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non-stop transatlantic flight. A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment, Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation. InThe Flight of the Century, Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history.
Follows the daring exploits and eccentric life of the pilot aviation history has forgotten--the first man to fly a single engine plane solo around the world. Includes 50 photos.