Airplanes by Nancy Robinson Masters

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Sandler, Martin W. Flying Over the USA: Airplanes in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. org/ Learn more about this program for kids interested in aviation I N N O VAT I O N I N TR A N SP O R TATI O N 32 aerotropolises, 18 airports, 13, 14, 15–16, 18 airships, 6 air shows, 11 alternative power sources, 20–21 Atlantic Ocean, 25, 28, 29 automatic pilot system, 25 balloons. See hot air balloons. biplanes, 10 Bleriot, Louis, 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, 12 bomber planes, 12 Cayley, Sir George, 6 Chanute, Octave, 20 communication, 15 computers, 20 cultures, 12, 16, 20 Dubai World Central, 18 Earhart, Amelia, 28 engines, 7, 9, 10, 12, 20, 24, 25 English Channel, 9 experiments, 5, 6, 9, 23 farming, 8 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 20 firefighting, 8 fire-resistant fabrics, 16 flying boats, 25 fuel, 12, 20–21, 27 Global Positioning System (GPS), 17 gondolas, 6 helicopters, 25 Henderson, Paul, 14–15 history, 4–7, 9–12 Hooley, E.

Airplane. New York: DK Publishing, 2006. Masters, Nancy Robinson. Airplanes. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2008. Sandler, Martin W. Flying Over the USA: Airplanes in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. org/ Learn more about this program for kids interested in aviation I N N O VAT I O N I N TR A N SP O R TATI O N 32 aerotropolises, 18 airports, 13, 14, 15–16, 18 airships, 6 air shows, 11 alternative power sources, 20–21 Atlantic Ocean, 25, 28, 29 automatic pilot system, 25 balloons.

She was also the first woman to fly successfully over the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Aside from being a world-class aviator, Earhart was a women’s rights activist. She helped form The NinetyNines, an organization of female pilots. In 1937, while trying to fly around the globe, her aircraft mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. To this day, no one knows what happened to this trailblazing female aviator. Ai r p l a n es Some Famous Aviation Innovator s 29 Charles Lindbergh poses in an open cockpit biplane.

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