Sunday, March 25, 2012

Vintage picture book: The Story of Flying

Found this beauty recently. Published in 1974 and it's in pretty good condition.

It starts with the myth of Icarus before covering 'flying machines' of all kinds: parachutes, gliders, hot air balloons, helicopters and commercial aicraft.

Much of it is military stuff though - famous air battles, famous fighters and bombers etc. And it's very much a 'boy's own' history of aviation...aherm, Amelia Earhart anyone?

Love the last page of Airline Insignia though - so old school!

Hmm, keep or cut up for bunting? What do you think?

Linking up to Flea Market Finds today.