The Aviator’s Heart: A Brazilian Pilot in the Early 20th Century

It was the turn of the twentieth century, a golden age for inventors and tinkerers. Introduction Amidst hangars full of airplanes and aviation memorabilia, visitors to Brazil’s National Air and Space Museum encounter a much stranger object. It is a gold plated celestial globe, supported by a marble statue of an Icarus-like figure with its[…]

Aerial Warfare during World War One

From Zeppelin airships to propaganda leaflet drops, exploring the significant role of aerial warfare in World War One – where it was used on a large scale for the first time. Introduction Aerial warfare was by no means a First World War invention. Balloons had already been used for observation and propaganda distribution during the[…]