|Great Reading Adventure 2010
Join 1000s of people reading The 2010 Book of Aviation Wonder from 5 July!
BAC 100 is distributing 20,000 copies of this colourful, fun-filled publication across Bristol and South Gloucestershire over the next few months. We are grateful to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund for making this possible.
The book takes you from the invention of the wheel to the exploration of outer space and from aircraft made from wire, wood and cloth to the latest composite materials. It celebrates flight from 1910 – the year Bristol businessman Sir George White founded the Bristol Aeroplane Company. Readers will enjoy inspirational stories, fabulous photos, challenging puzzles, a few jokes, some extraordinary feats, science, history, famous people, things to make, information on interesting places to visit and a glimpse into the future.
The book is being given to employees of the main sponsors of BAC 100, including Airbus and Rolls-Royce (look out for announcements in staff bulletins to find out how to obtain a copy). It's available to borrow from public libraries in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It's been donated to schools who are taking part in the BAC 100 workshop programme, to the education unit at Bristol Aero Collection in Kemble and to the scout groups of Brunel District.