-Fifty years ago, the first Dassault Mystere Falcon 20--the first true purpose built business jet--took flight. Today, 20 different models--more than 2,250 individual Falcons--have followed, each with the same sleek lines, smooth handling and peerless reliability and efficiency inherent in that first Falcon. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary twin engine Falcon, originally designed in 1963 by the genius engineer Marcel Dassault with the tecehnical advice of Charles Lindbergh, this richly illustrated book tells the story of this coveted plane and the models that followed: the three engine Falcon 50 in 1976, the Falcon 2000DX and the Falcon 7X. Technical know-how, quality of flight, exceptional aerodynamics, attention to each buyer for unique luxury and comfort on board: for every aviation enthusiast, Falcon stands for a rare and coveted aircraft with a privileged place in aviation history.
Michael Taverna, an American journalist based in Paris, is a specialist in aviation. He writes for magazines such as Aviation Week & Space Technology and Air & Cosmos. His research areas cover both the world of space, the aviation industry and business aircraft.