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The past century has seen some incredible feats from the world of aviation, from the Wright brothers' first flight to the trans-Atlantic, airbound voyage of Alcock and Brown. Put your tray-table up and visit Flights of Inspiration at www.fi.edu/flights the Web site dedicated to the history and science of flight. You'll learn all about the science behind flight and how aircraft are developed by engineers. You'll be amazed by Wilbur and Orville Wright's blueprints. Take the first cross-Atlantic flying trip with John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown. If you're ready to fly the friendly skies on your own, then buckle up because you can design and build your own aircraft and pilot it through the skies, too. Prepare for takeoff! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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At the young age of 25, Charles Lindbergh was the toast of the world after becoming the first person to fly across the Atlantic. At PBS' American Experience Web site dedicated to Lindbergh, you'll discover a fascinating world of aviation and adventure. Jump into the cockpit with this American hero at www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lindbergh. You'll love the interactive version of the trans-Atlantic flight, complete with maps and minute-by-minute information. Milestones in Aviation Timeline will bring you back to the heyday of Orville and Wilbur Wright in the early 1900s right up to such major events as Amelia Earhart's historic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean during 1932. Don't forget to check out special features on Lindbergh's daredevil antics and his legendary Spirit of St. Louis.
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For those who love to fly through the past comes the U. S. Air Force Museum Homepage. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the museum has an endless number of artifacts and exhibits, and this Web site is no different. From the first all-wing airplane to the Boeing XB - 39 "Spirit of Lincoln," here's your chance to sit in the cockpit of every plane imaginable. Navigate out to www.nationalmuseum.af.mil and tour the museum's galleries of hundreds of planes. You'll be able to cruise over Asia during the Korean conflict, lounge in presidential aircrafts, and jetset with the stars on a space flight. Suffering from jetlag already? For those who'd rather stay grounded, there are exhibits on weapons, equipment, plane engines and the Air Force's early years. The Air Force Museum is educational and exciting. It's time to prepare for an air strike!
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Now you and your friends can fly the friendly skies at the Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science, Technology, and Research. Jet out to www.allstar.fiu.edu and you'll get the goods on the imagination, invention and technology involved during the evolution of flight. You'll meet the famous men and women of aviation, such as the Wright Brothers, Count von Zeppelin, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. Jump in the cockpit of a Starship 1, a Boeing 757 or an F - 22 Raptor! You'll discover the principles of aeronautics, and the scientific know-how that goes into the building of an airplane. The world of flying is filled with fun and adventure. Get ready for takeoff!
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Have you flown the friendly skies lately? If not, it might be time for you to jump into the cockpit of an F/A 18 Hornet and skysurf with the Blue Angels. As role models and ambassadors of goodwill for the United States Navy, the Blue Angels have performed choreographed aerial shows for over 291 million spectators. And now that they're online at www.blueangels.navy.mil. The Angels have brought their traveling air show to a whole new audience. Their web site contains a spotlight on the Hornet aircraft, a squadron history, information on the Angels' personnel, and the 1997 Blue Angels show calendar. There's even a well-stocked photo gallery, complete with all of your favorite aerobatic maneuvers. It's time for an air show! So bring your binoculars along, and keep an eye out for that Delta Formation.
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