This is a high school triumph of filecards, over empathy. The great flights recorded run from early balloon feats to Russian space mistress Valentina Tereshkova. But the ""great flights and adventures"" remain muffled; in fact, they hardly leave the hangar. The Count Zeppelin chapter, which could have been extraordinary, is sifted through an ash grate. Wing-Commander Macmillan has done similar chronologies--Great Aircraft and Great Airmen but--great flights are not made by stuffed owls.