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Why was the period (1927-1939) considered the "Golden Age" of aviation? The “Golden Age” took place instantly after World War 1 and end at the start of World War 2. The Golden age was the evolution of aviation across the globe. One of the major innovations of the Golden Age was the transition from wooden biplanes to metal monoplanes (Singh, 2019). The monoplane reduced drag produced by the airframe, resulting in a faster plane (Singh, 2019). This was also the time period when commercial aviation was introduced. Ron Gruner stated, “the age was dominated by single individuals who through vision, courage, and skill transformed aviation from a barnstorming curiosity to one of the great industries of the twentieth century (1996).” Out of all the

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