What goes up must come down … but nobody says you can’t read about flying or watch a good aviation film when you’re not actually doing it!

You’ll find essential classics on these lists. You’ll also find plenty of books, films, and music you’ve probably never heard of. We’ve been aviation connoisseurs for a long time, so trust our recommendations. These works are all, in a very real sense, the literary, cinematic, and musical forebears of Why Fly.

Click the links below to start exploring. If you love aviation as much as we do, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store.

Books we love reading.

Films we love watching.

Music we love listening to.

We’ll be adding lots more in the future. So if we’ve missed any of your favorites, please let us know!