I bought this for a child interested in airplanes and the Air Force. Unfortunately, it is filled with BAD information. In at least two places it mentions Largely Air Force Base in Virginia (should be Langley) and a caption accompanying a photo of the chapel at the Air Force Academy says that the Academy is located in Chapel, Colorado (How about Colorado Springs, CO?). It says that women can't be fighter pilots (wrong!) and gives a completely inept explanation of the organization of wings, squadrons, flights, etc. These are just a few examples of the errors plaguing this book. The publication date is 2000, so it is not merely outdated. For anyone who knows ANYTHING about the Air Force, its practices and its planes, this book will be irritating. For anyone new to the subject, this is NOT the place to get your information. Accustomed as we have become to the Dorling-Kindersley match-up of beautiful photos and great information, we jumped at this book, thinking it would be similar. It appears to be merely riding the coat-tails of this trend, looking to make a buck from the unsuspecting. Even the beautiful pictures are inaccurate - at least 2 of the pictures are of Navy aircraft and personnel. The internet is the perfect place to sell this book. Given a chance to look it over first, I would have left it on the bookstore shelf collecting dust.