Author(s): Ron Dick
The fourth in a five volume illustrated history of aviation explores commercial aviation, from it's inception in frail biplanes through to huge jumbo jets. Examines the wider world of aeronautics including personal aviation, helicopters and research.
Ron Dick served with the Royal Air Force for 38 years, where his final assignment was as Defence Attache and Head of the British Defence Staff in the United States. During his career, he .ew 60 types of aircraft, accumulating over 5,000 hours of flight time. He now lectures and writes about aviation history. In addition to the landmark five-volume Aviation Century series, he has co-authored five other books with Dan Patterson. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dan Patterson received the first annual Combs Award, presented by the National Aviation Hall of Fame and business aviation legend Harry Combs to honor a photographer's contribution to the photographic preservation of America's air and space heritage. Patterson's images have been featured in 20 books. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.