SUPERPLANES John Gabriel Navarra
Oceans and mountains are no longer significant barriers to travel. In this age of jet aircraft the time it takes to cross such barriers is not very significant. Today it is possible to reach any location on this planet of ours in less than twenty-four hours.
The high-speed transportation of jet aircraft is available to almost everyone. Each day commercial airlines carry more than one-half million people on giant subsonic aircraft. High-performance military aircraft are streaking across the sky at twice the speed of sound. And commercial supersonic transports are carrying passengers from continent to continent.
Our present world-wide transportation network would not be possible without jet aircraft. The airplane is an important part of our social, political, and economic life. In this book you will find information about some of the aircraft used in commercial and military aviation. In addition, you will find a section that details the use of aircraft for special purposes such as weather forecasting, astronomical observation, and surveying.
JOHN GABRIEL NAVARRA