Content September Issue 2011

Content September Issue 2011

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----FEATURES----

Leaping Lunar Landers!
The next craft to land on the moon may veer from the standard land-and-roll to a drop-and-hop.
BY MICHAEL BELFIORE

The Changing of the Guard
Air National Guardsmen talk about mission creep—and their service since 9/11.
INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY ED DARACK



----TRUE GRIT
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--AVIATION’S STORIES OF DETERMINATION--

The First Across the Continent
Cal Rodgers may have lost his way at times but never his nerve. His young assistant recalls the adventure.
BY CHARLES WIGGIN, AS TOLD TO HOWARD EISENBERG

The Raiders Remember
Their B-25s, the strike on Japan, and their lost comrades.
BY PAUL HOVERSTEN | PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT SEALE

Stranded
How one downed airplane turned into three and left a dozen airmen praying for rescue.
BY EDWARD FARMER

Heroes in the Tower
When there’s trouble in the cockpit, nothing sounds better than a steady voice on the ground.
BY MICHAEL KLESIUS

Distance Runners
UAVs have found the secret to long life: Stay skinny. Soak up the sun.
BY MICHAEL MILSTEIN

Lieutenant Ivan Baranovsky’s P-39
After 65 years, it came home—with a story to tell.
BY TIM WRIGHT



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In the Museum
Above & Beyond
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Sightings
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