Flying for Fun (Paperback)
Clear text and dynamic images show why flying has become such a popular sport. Flying for Fun features recreational planes, balloons, microlights, gliders, and vintage aircraft. From hang gliding to making your own model airplane, children will discover that they can be more than just a spectator at airshows. Topics include: - restoring and flying vintage aircraft like the WWII Harvard warbirds - planes, like the Yak 55, that perform stunts and aerobatics at airshows - the National Championship Air Races held in Reno, Nevada each year and the different classes of racing - powered gliders and ultralight personal flying crafts such as hang gliders - modern light aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and the Piper PA-28 - solo hot air balloon flights - making your own aircraft from a kit - plane identification guide.