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Taking Flight: Aerospace and Aviation
Since the dawn of time, visionaries have sought to reach the heavens, long seen as the ‘final frontier.’ In 1903, the Wright Brothers invented the world’s very first airplane, allowing humankind to conquer the skies and take the first tentative steps in this direction.
In the more than a century since then, aviation, and the many sub-disciplines associated with it, has advanced beyond the wildest dreams of these early pioneers. Now, in the early 21st century, thousands of aircraft crisscross the planet daily, and there have even been six successful human-crewed flights to the moon.
Aviation: Past and Present
This blog caters to anyone with an interest in the twin fields of aerospace and aviation. Here, readers will find a range of engaging posts on every aspect of these thrilling subjects, from the history of the aeronautical sciences to the latest advancements in aerospace engineering.
Visitors to the site can read about the incredible achievements of history’s most celebrated pilots, such as Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle, and Manfred von Richthofen, along with several others.
Careers in the Field
Readers can also find helpful advice and suggestions on pursuing careers in the aviation industry, including the best and most practical ways to obtain pilot’s licenses.
But this blog isn’t only intended for would-be pilots and aeronautical engineers. Anyone who has ever looked with awe into the ‘great blue yonder’ is sure to find something here that will pique his or her interest.