The heart and soul of civilization, if you buy the exhaustively researched conclusions in Matt Ridley’s top-selling book The Rational Optimist, has been trade between the world’s people, from the very beginnings of humankind’s first yearning to explore and occupy the far horizons of planet Earth.
Since 1930, the standard paper navigation chart for VFR pilots has been the venerable sectional, originally produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, whose aviation department has since become the FAA’s National Aeronautical Chart Office (NACO). NACO sectional charts are widely available, and provide key data on terrain, airspace, navigational aids, etc. We all learn to use them in primary flight training.
Concorde: A Photographic Tribute by Adrian Meredith (The History Press, 2010, ISBN: 9780752454030). Traveling at twice the speed of sound at 60,000 feet, the Concorde was an icon recognized all over the world. After spending years photographing the Concorde, the author has collated his artwork into a tribute to this remarkable aircraft. Freedom Flyers: The more »