This blog aims to share with you the firsts in the field of aviation. Ranging from the unnoticed to the famous, these posts will help you appreciate the leaps and bounds aviation has traveled since the Wright brothers.

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The cover photograph is of the White Cliffs of Dover onlooking from the English Channel which was one of the battlegrounds in the battle of Britain. This mental image is from one of my favorite books Spitfire Summer. The subject matter in the book covers the British expeditionary force in France, the evacuation from Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. It vividly describes the struggle of a few daring pilots against the onslaught of the Luftwaffe and the spirit of the British people.