Aviation History

There are records of early short-distance glider flights from the 10th and 11th centuries and possibly earlier human-carrying kites from China, but practical human aviation (trips lasting more than a few seconds) began on November 21, 1783, with the first untethered human flight in a hot air balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers. A little over a century later, on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first successful powered, heavier-than-air flight, though their aircraft was impractical to fly for more than a short distance because of control problems. The widespread adoption of ailerons made aircraft much easier to manage, and only a decade later, at the start of World War I, heavier-than-air powered aircraft had become practical for reconnaissance, artillery spotting, and even attacks against ground positions.

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All About Aviation
All About Books
by Robert D. Loomis
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
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Amelia Earhart - Coloring Book
by Muriel Earhart Morrissey
from Bellerophon Books
for 3rd-7th grade
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Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Beatrice Gormley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
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Aviation
Perspectives on History Series
by William Coleman & Pat Perrin, editors
from History Compass
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in Aviation History (Location: HISV-AVIA)
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Avion My Uncle Flew
by Cyrus Fisher
from Purple House Press
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1947 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.: American
by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
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Charles A. Lindbergh
by James Cross Giblin
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from Random House
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DK Eyewitness: Flying Machine
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Glorious Flight
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