Air & Space Magazine: March 2003
Inventions seldom resemble the refined devices that evolve from them
By The Editors
To understand the brothers, one historian found that what you know is less important than who you know.
By Tom D. Crouch
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
By Peter L. Jakab
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
By Mary Collins
When a private collection of Wright Company papers went public, we discovered that many of our notions about the Wrights' business practices were wrong.
By Douglas Gantenbein
The inventions, institutions, gadgets, and lucky breaks that have shaped the story of the airplane.
By Roger Bilstein
When's the last time you caught a ride in an autogiro?
By T.A. Heppenheimer
Machines alone could not have pushed the airplane forward.
By Patricia Trenner
You wouldn't have wanted to be along on most of them.
By Perry Turner