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Sandler, Martin W. Flying Over the USA: Airplanes in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. org/ Learn more about this program for kids interested in aviation I N N O VAT I O N I N TR A N SP O R TATI O N 32 aerotropolises, 18 airports, 13, 14, 15–16, 18 airships, 6 air shows, 11 alternative power sources, 20–21 Atlantic Ocean, 25, 28, 29 automatic pilot system, 25 balloons. See hot air balloons. biplanes, 10 Bleriot, Louis, 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, 12 bomber planes, 12 Cayley, Sir George, 6 Chanute, Octave, 20 communication, 15 computers, 20 cultures, 12, 16, 20 Dubai World Central, 18 Earhart, Amelia, 28 engines, 7, 9, 10, 12, 20, 24, 25 English Channel, 9 experiments, 5, 6, 9, 23 farming, 8 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 20 firefighting, 8 fire-resistant fabrics, 16 flying boats, 25 fuel, 12, 20–21, 27 Global Positioning System (GPS), 17 gondolas, 6 helicopters, 25 Henderson, Paul, 14–15 history, 4–7, 9–12 Hooley, E.

28 In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. She was inspired by women pilots who had made longdistance flights alone in other parts of the world. Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart was one of the greatest aviators of all time. She broke the women’s altitude record in 1922, flying up to 14,000 feet (4,300 meters). She was also the first woman to fly successfully over the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Aside from being a world-class aviator, Earhart was a women’s rights activist.

S. Air Force. I N N O VAT I O N I N TR A N SP O R TATI O N 30 cultures (KUHL-churz) the shared beliefs, actions, and traits of social groups English Channel (ING-lesh CHA-nuhl) narrow part of the Atlantic Ocean between England and France global (GLOHB-uhl) the whole world hydrogen (HY-droh-juhn) a colorless, odorless gas immigrated (IM-uh-grayt-id) came to a country where you were not born navigate (NAV-uh-gate) to steer a course through the air patent (PAT-uhnt) a legal document giving an inventor the sole rights to manufacture and sell his or her invention propeller (pruh-PEL-ur) a blade turned by an engine to pull an airplane through the air terminal (TUR-muh-nuhl) a building at an airport for passengers to use between flights transport (transs-PORT) move from one place to another Ai r p l a n es 31 BOOKS Bingham, Caroline.

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