The invention of the aeroplane was the dawn of a new way of travelling. Its potential was quickly realised, and aircraft were developed to carry first mail and then passengers, over distances that would have previously taken many hours or even days. Successive aircraft changed how we experience flight and how far we could go, introducing new standards of on-board service. Flying became an experience like no other; modern airliners offer unparalleled levels of comfort and economic benefits for their operators with levels of automation hitherto unimagined. 50 Airliners that Changed Flying presents the exciting airliners which can genuinely claim to have changed air travel, from the early mail planes and piston liners through the emergence of the jet age, to the sleek and ultra-modern airliners of today.
AUTHOR: Matt Falcus is a British aviation writer and author of a number of books. His interests in aviation started at a young age when watching aircraft from the viewing terraces at his local airport. In 2003 he began writing articles for consumer magazines such as Airliner World and Aviation News, and has written popular guides for enthusiasts both online and in print, which has also seen him interviewed on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, and collaborate with organisations such as British Airways, London City Airport and the Royal Air Force. Matt is also a private pilot.