Nothing seems to capture the imagination of humankind quite like the ability to fly, and just over a hundred years ago, that dream became a reality. Over the last century, planes have progressed in ways that would astound their earliest makers, and flying machines continue to inspire wonder in passengers and viewers alike. Now Planes: A Complete History offers an exciting look at the most exemplary representations of innovation in aviation history in a fun and interactive two-part book. With 50 press-out models of historic and contemporary aircraft and a detachable history book that outlines the planes that represented exciting "firsts" in the field -- those that best represent the technology of their era and those that pushed the boundaries of what was possible -- this book both instructs and entertains. Most importantly, it leaves the airplane enthusiast with a virtual hangar of model planes.