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Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

August 19th is Aviation Day. We are so excited to bring you a cool post on our visit to USS Midway in San Diego as well as some ideas and books to read. You can use this information for Aviation Day or anytime! Learn everything about airplanes! It’ll be grand!

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

Learn Everything About Airplanes

Have you ever taken the time to study airplanes in detail with your children? It is quite fascinating! How about the history of flight? I love to read about Leonardo DaVinci’s models as well as the Wright Brothers’ determination and how many models they built before their dream to fly came true. This is a list with some of the best books about the history of flight and how flight works: disclaimer

Flight: The Complete History

– History of Flight: From Leonardo’s Flying Machine to the Conquest of Space

– American Heritage History of Flight

– The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

– The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight (For Kids series)

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

USS Midway

At the USS Midway, we toured the aircraft carrier inside first. We saw models from World War Wars, learned about what happened during the Battle of Midway and even got to try some helicopters and the different kinds of seats in different aircrafts.

It was so awesome renting out earphones and learning about these amazing aircrafts and life on the USS Midway at every checkpoint. The information is detailed and rich. It even had personal testimonials of pilots and their fascinating stories from the battles and wars they had fought.

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

How Does Flight Happen?

I highly recommend studying about the USS Midway and visiting it, if possible. Here is a great list of books we used after we visited the USS Midway in San Diego, California last Spring. I also wanted to include a couple of great books about how flight works. They are definitely worth the read.

– USS Midway

– Midway Magic: An Oral History of America’s Legendary Aircraft Carrier

– Kid’s Guide to San Diego (Kid’s Guides Series)

– Aircraft Carriers (Military Hardware in Action)

 The World of Flight (How it works)

– How Do Jets Work? (Lightning Bolt Books – How Flight Works)

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

Awesome Airplane Book List Printable

For more fun ideas and awesome activities, visit our post about airplanes. What I’d like for you to take away a new idea on how to make flight come alive for your family. Have fun! Read! Learn! Study! Research links about flight on youtube.com (with parental supervision at all times).

Click here to get your free printable. The printable is a list of awesome books about flight. Awesome Airplane Book List Printable

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

Which book will you try first?


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  1. I love this! Can you tell me what ages the books are geared towards. I have a rising 9th grader who wants to study aviation and I’m curious if these books are too young for him.

    1. I think all of the books would be appropriate for a teen or adult except for The Wright Brothers for Kids. That one looks like it’s meant for elementary-level kids. We hope your son enjoys them!

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