Travel through history and reach new heights with this breath-taking children's reference book, all about jets, planes, and other sensational flying machines. Hop aboard the agile blackbird spy plane as you become a pilot for the secret service, perform loops and flips in the streamlined stunt plane, and compete against the best of the best in the magnificent microlight plane, in this informative children's reference book. Touch the skies and discover all about the different features of these aerodynamic aircrafts, and what makes them so exciting. With fascinating facts, and beautiful, close-up photography, this children's book brings these wonderful flying machines to life, and captivates and inspires its young readers. Did you know that some jumbo jets can carry up to 660 passengers? Or that the blades on a chinook helicopter spin at around 225 times per minute? There are thousands and thousands of winged machines in the world, both past and present, so there is plenty to explore in this kid's plane book. Whether they are budding pilots, or airplane enthusiasts, this reference book is perfect for young readers with an appetite for information all about planes, jets, and other magnificent machines that defy gravity.