The Wright Brothers first took their flyer soaring in 1903—and less than a century later, rockets flew us to the moon. Experience the evolution of aviation, from the earliest pioneers to the complex technology of military jets and beyond, as inventors and aviators with skill and imagination push the limits of possibility. A rich selection of photos includes images of groundbreaking designs, patents, and logbooks from record-breaking flights.
Stephen Woolford is the Head of Interpretation and Collections at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, one of Europe’s premier aviation museums.
Carl Warner is the Museum’s Research and Information Manager.