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      ere in the The Inner Ward we have the History of Flight. From the first ascent into the sky in a hot air balloon, to the first footsteps on the moon, here is the story of mankind's never ending urge to soar beyond the bounds of earth and touch the stars. From the early days of flight to the space shuttle and beyond, here you will meet the men and women who have pioneered manned flight. I have tried to group this history by type of aerial conveyance but there is, as there always is, much overlap and some may be out of place. It is the best that I could do. Also, I have limited the discussion of the military aspects of flight to the type of aircraft and not so much their use in war. That subject area is better covered in The Turret. Off we go now, into the wild blue yonder and beyond...............





      The First Flights - Balloons:

      Celtic Button Balloons and Airships, First Flight In A Hot Air Balloon

      Celtic Button History of Ballooning

      Celtic Button History of Ballooning

      Celtic Button Ballons in the American Civil War

      Celtic Button History of Military Ballooning

      Celtic Button Balloon Zone

      Celtic Button Ballooning in Bristol, 1784-1786

      Celtic Button History of Balloon Flight

      Celtic Button Borealis - High Altitude Ballooning Project

      Celtic Button World Wide Web Balloon Page

      Early Powered Flight:

      Celtic Button History of Flight - The Wright BrothersNew

      Celtic Button The First Flight Society

      Celtic Button Airship Research Lab

      Celtic Button Airship Library

      Celtic Button Airship

      Celtic Button Airship and Blimp Resources

      Celtic Button Zeppelin

      Celtic Button Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives

      Flight and the Military:

      Celtic Button World War I - Dirigibles, Airships, Zeppelins, and Blimps

      Celtic Button The Historical Evolutionn of Rotary Wing Aircraft

      Celtic Button Over the Front

      Celtic Button Aces and Aircraft of World War I

      Celtic Button World War I Aircraft

      Celtic Button Imperial Japanese Aviation Resource Center

      Celtic Button Naval Aviation Chronology

      Celtic Button U.S. Military Aircraft Database

      Celtic Button Bristol Beaufighter Squadrons

      Celtic Button The PBY Catalina Foundation

      Celtic Button Past US Military Aircraft

      Celtic Button National Museum of Naval Aviation

      Celtic Button Naval, Aviation and Military History

      Celtic Button List of Active United States Military AircraftNew

      Celtic Button The U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center

      Aerial Demonstration Teams:

      Celtic Button The Commemorative Air Force

      Celtic Button U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

      Celtic Button U.S. Navy Blue Angels

      Celtic Button U.S. Army Golden Knights

      Celtic Button U.S. Army Sky Soldiers

      Celtic Button Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds

      Celtic Button Royal Air Force Red Arrows

      Celtic Button The Patrouille de France

      Space - The Final Frontier:

      Celtic Button A Brief History of Rocketry

      Celtic Button NASA Human Space Flight

      Celtic Button The SR-71 Blackbird

      Celtic Button National Air and Space Museum

      Celtic Button Human Space Flight

      Celtic Button NASA Mission Control

      Celtic Button NASA - Mission Patches

      Celtic Button Apollo 11

      Celtic Button Space Shuttle Disaster

      Celtic Button Ars Astronautica

      Celtic Button Russian Spacecraft

      General Aviation Resources:

      Celtic Button Landings

      Celtic Button The National Aviation Hall of Fame

      Celtic Button Wings of History

      Celtic Button A Century of Aviation History

      Celtic Button Canadian Museum of Flight

      Celtic Button Flight Deck

      Celtic Button The Aviation History On-Line Museum

      Celtic Button China Clipper

      Celtic Button The History of Aviation

      Celtic Button Aviation Resource Center

      Celtic Button To Fly Is Everything

      Celtic Button Air Heritage, Inc.

      Celtic Button Aviation Databases

      Celtic Button Encyberpedia - Aviation History

      Celtic Button Aviation Museums of the World

      Celtic Button Center For Astrophysics and Space Science

      Celtic Button MAPS Air Museum

      Celtic Button The Aviation Directory

      Celtic Button Aviation Archaeology

      Celtic Button Air Britain

      Celtic Button What Happened to Amelia Earhart?

      Celtic Button Netherlands Naval Avaiation

      Celtic Button Women in Aviation Resource Center

      Celtic Button Aviation History Australia

      Celtic Button Aviation Wrecks

      Celtic Button The Mitchell Gallery of Flight

      Celtic Button Aviation History Home Page

      Celtic Button Ultimate Aviation Links

      Celtic Button Classic Aviation Art

      Celtic Button Amelia EarhartNew

      Celtic Button Russian Aviation


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