The "golden age" of aviation advancements
New engine design allows for bigger and faster airplanes
The Wright R-790, designed by Giuseppe Mario Bellanca, is now known as the "first truly reliable aircraft engine". Producing more than 200 horsepower, these engines allowed for larger, heavier, more fuel efficient and faster airplanes. One of the more notable designs being the Ford Trimotor, which allows up to 8 passengers.
The Spirit of St Louis
The custom-built airplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927
Air-cooled Radial Engine
This new engine design marked the beginning of a new era in aviation.
The Ford Trimotor
One of the first airplanes that employed the radial engines. Is capable of holding up to eight people