This section includes details of resources about general aviation, focussing mainly on the UK industry.
Chronicle of Aviation (1992) J L International Publishing
Croucher, Richard (1982) Engineers at War 1939-1945 Merlin Press: London (includes aviation industry)
Hillary, Richard (1942) The Last Enemy Macmillan: London
Lewis, Cecil (1936) Sagittarius Rising Peter Davies: London
Penrose, Harold (1988) An Ancient Air: a Biography of John Stringfellow of Chard, the Victorian Aeronautical Pioneer Airlife Publishing Ltd: Shrewsbury
Penrose, Harold (1958) No Echo in the Sky Cassell: London
Pudney, John (1959) The Seven Skies: a Study of BOAC and its Forerunners Since 1919 Putnam: London
Robinson, Derek (1971) Goshawk Squadron Heinemann: London and (1983) Piece of Cake Hamish Hamilton: London (both fiction)
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de (1995, translation) Wind, Sand and Stars Penguin: Harmondsworth
Shute, Nevile (1948) No Highway Vintage Classics: London (fictional story of RAES engineer involved in airframe fatigue tests)
Turner, John Frayn (2003) Heroic Flights: the First 100 Years of Aviation Leo Cooper: Barnsley
Vines, Mark (1995) Wind in the Wires: a Golden Era of Flight 1909-1939 Airlife: Marlborough
Wellum, Geoffrey (2002) First Light Viking: London
Yeates, W V (1934) Winged Victory (semi-autobiographical fiction) Cape: London
Places to Go
The Royal Air Force Museum has public locations in Colindale in North London and Cosford near Birmingham. Admission is free.
The Flight gallery at the Science Museum in London reflects both British and international achievements in aviation. Admission is free.
The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire is devoted to flight. There is an admission charge.
The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune in Scotland is packed with aircraft that reveal how flight developed from the Wright brothers to Concorde. There is an admission charge.
The Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire is famous for its regular flying displays. There is an admission charge.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum is Europe's largest naval aircraft collection.
Aviation Ancestry provides a pictorial history of the British aviation industry from 1900 to 1970 as seen from classic advertisements.
The British Model Flying Association is the body delegated by the Royal Aero Club to be responsible for all aspects of model flying in Great Britain.
The Royal Aero Club is the national co-ordinating body for Air Sport in the UK.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.
Aeroflight aims to provide an authoritative information forum for aviation enthusiasts around the world.
The Flightglobal Archive invites you to explore 100 years of aviation history as it appeared in the original pages of Flight Magazine from 1909-2005.
The Century of Flight includes images of classic aviation posters, a timeline, pioneer biographies and histories of a various types of aircraft.
The website for the journal Aeroplane includes a glossary of historic aviation terms.