Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
The Super Explorers want to show you the planes of the world, from biplanes and passenger jets to stealth aircraft and drones. • The Wright Flyer was the first powered aircraft to fly • The Spirit of St. Louis was the first plane to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean • The Gossamer Albatross is powered by a person pedaling a bike • Some water bombers can scoop up water from big lakes to put out fires • The Harrier Jump Jet can take off and land vertically so it does not need a runway • The Concorde supersonic passenger jet could fly more than twice the speed of sound • SpaceShipOne was a rocket-powered plane that could fly in space above the Earth’s atmosphere.