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Subject: Science & Technology

Retail Price: £7.99

Extent: 32pp

ISBN: 978-1-912108-51-0

PERSONAL AIRCRAFT

Format:
Paperback

Age:
7+

Currently out of stock

Meet the aircraft powered only by the Sun, wind, thermals – or the pilot’s muscles! There’s the Gossamer Albatross or Daedalus 88 – great for cyclists – plus gliders, hang gliders, a mighty solar-powered plane, and gigantic airships of the future. These ‘green’ machines are also the stars of amazing records: highest flight (in a balloon), longest pedal-powered flight, highest freefall and much more...

• High interest subject with a special focus on cutting-edge aircraft design.
• Brings together historic, record- breaking feats of piloted flight.
• Text presented in neat nuggets along with simple technical diagrams to explain aircraft engineering.
• Superb and inspiring photography
• Designed to engage the most reluctant reader

Parachutes; wing suits; hang gliders; solar power; cabon fibre; fuselage; hot-air balloon; solar flight; airship