Golden Age of Aviation

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The 20-year period between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II has been called the “Golden Age of Aviation.” During this period, there were many exciting and dramatic exploits by daring aviators from many lands. New speed and altitude records were set, broken and reset, over and over again. There were oceans and continents to cross, and each accomplishment led to someone who wanted to do it better and faster. The airplane changed from a slow, wood-framed, fabric-covered biplane to a fast, sleek, all-metal monoplane.

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