Infographics are a big thing (literally) in the business and science world. Well-done infographics typically have the form of a high aspect ratio drawing that presents a detailed timeline or process flow of events or concepts. The progress can run top to bottom or bottom to top, depending on the creator's intentions. This particular infographic, produced by the BBC's 'Great Turning Points' series, outlines the major milestones in development of flying machines beginning with the Wright Flyer in 1903 and progressing through both manned and unmanned airplanes up through the U.S. Air Force's X-47B in 2014. Four categories of 'milestone moments' are included: pioneering designs (e.g., Douglas DC-3), wings of war (e.g., Northrop B-2 bomber), record breakers (e.g., Bell X-1), and globe shrinkers (e.g., Boeing 707). It would make a nice poster for the wall of your hobby area or, if you're one of the fortunate, the hanger for your airplane.
Posted January 24, 2015