This innovative volume explores the fascinating history of aviation, from early developments such as the Montgolfier brothers' balloon and the Wright Flyer, through the technological advances of two world wars, to modern-day marvels such as the A-380 and stealth fighter jets. At the foot of each text page is a timeline putting the events into a broader historical context. There are also box features and a plethora of color artworks and archive photographs throughout. While giving an overview of all aviation history, The Chronology of Aviation also allows major periods of advance such as World War II to be covered in detail. Packed with information, historic photographs of both civil and military aviation and authoritatively written, The Chronology of Aviation is a celebration of manned flight.