People dreamt about the miracle of flight long before the American aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers, were born…remember the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci’s famed flying machine? It is fascinating to think back to a time when airplanes were only vague dreams and to consider the hard work, ingenuity, creativity, intelligence, determination, and courage of the men and women who made aviation more than a flight of fancy! November is National Aviation Month, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate and explore the history of aeronautics.
In recognition of National Aviation Month, we have listed a few of the aviation-related books available in the Hatfield Library on our WU Reads Reading Guide. Enjoy!
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.–Amelia Earhart
(Image based off of NASA National Aviation Day Poster)