For a lot of us, planes have held us endlessly fascinated. When we think of the history of flight certain planes jump out at us: The Wright Flyer, The Spirit of St. Louis, The MiG, P51 Mustang……the list goes on.
What I love about 50 Aircraft that changed the world is that it covers the historical significance of the aircraft when it was first introduced, and the inclusions are based on importance to history, not popularity in the mass culture. The book also goes on to explain how the 50 planes came into existence, and what sets these planes apart from all others.
This book is a must for the aero-phile and those of us that spent our youth putting together airplane models after school.