History | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/history-of-flight/RSS feed for HistoryenMon, 07 Apr 2014 18:26:48 +0000Frank Frakes, Plane Crasherhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/frank-frakes-plane-crasher-180950357/An airshow act inspired by automobile demolition derbiesMon, 07 Apr 2014 18:26:48 +0000Luck and Death: WWI Pilots and their Superstitionshttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/luck-and-death-wwi-pilots-and-their-superstitions-180950158/Cheating the Grim Reaper at the dawn of aerial combat.Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:07:06 +0000The Day I Flunked Out of Air Traffic Control Schoolhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/flights-fancy-May-2014-180950132/When Reagan fired air traffic controllers in 1981, replacements had to be found. Not everyone who tried out made the cut.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000Where Amelia Earhart Tried, Geraldine Mock Succeededhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/twenty-seven-years-after-amelia-earhart-tried-geraldine-mock-flew-solo-around-world-180950144/The 88-year-old pioneer recounts her solo flight around the world in 1964.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000Tales of the Old, Bold Pilotshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/tales-old-bold-pilots-180950145/In Oceanside, California, veteran fliers swap stories over breakfast. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000Q: What Fighter Pilot Used Gum on His Windscreen as a Gunsight?http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/q-what-fighter-pilot-used-gum-his-windscreen-gunsight-180950146/ The answer* is in a new Air & Space trivia book, guaranteed to win your bar bets. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Puzzle of Vertical Takeoffhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/puzzle-vertical-takeoff-180950147/Followed by the failure of vertical landing.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Most Talented Aviation Pioneer You’ve Never Heard ofhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/most-talented-aviation-pioneer-youve-never-heard-180950149/Starling Burgess beat the Wright brothers at their own game. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000Tempelhof Airport Needs a Lifthttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/tempelhof-airport-needs-lift-180950044/The citizens of Berlin will soon decide the historic airfield’s fate.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:10:25 +0000Napoleon’s Favorite Balloonisthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/napoleons-favorite-balloonist-180949721/How Sophie Blanchard became France’s “aeronaut of official holidays”Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000