AIRCRAFT, WELL BUILT / by Elijah Northen

The Udvar-Hazy Center, a member of the Smithsonian Institution, houses an impressive array of air and space craft spanning the last century of flight. What makes these craft so pleasing to the eye, is that every detail has a function supporting the greater function of the machine. Often, these details are allowed minor embellishment, but never so much to dillute the purpose of the whole.