History | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/history-of-flight/RSS feed for HistoryenThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:08:12 +0000Chuck Yeager’s Wild Week on Twitterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/gen-yeagers-wild-week-twitter-1-180960240/The 93-year-old sound-barrier-breaker and aviation legend tamed the sky. Now he’s ruling Twitter.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:08:12 +0000Shot Down in Vietnamhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/shot-down-180960166/A former U.S. Army pilot’s memoir of combat and captivity.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:27:15 +0000Class of ’59http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/the-59ers-180960072/No buildings, no flight lessons, no problem. Some 60 years later, the first Air Force Academy cadets look back.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:12:48 +0000Little Gems of Aviation Historyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/aero-pins-180960073/A collector finds a company’s identity in its service pins.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Flying Men of Marinhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/marvelous-marin-man-180960068/In 1929, Jacob Sellmer and son came up with a better way to get to San Francisco.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Aliens on Line 1http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/aliens-line-one-180960067/For one evening, it looked like we finally had an extraterrestrial signal. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Restoring Germany’s Captured “Bat Wing”http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/horten-flying-wing-180960066/A team of conservators works to preserve the innovative Horten Ho 229 V3.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Look What Lindbergh Left Inside the <i>Spirit of St. Louis</i>http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/secrets-spirit-180960065/ Ninety years later, a restoration team makes an unexpected find.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Lufthansa Brings Back a Superstar From the 1950shttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/restoration-lockheed-starliner-180960064/The Starliner was stylish, but became obsolete in the jet age. Now it’s being restored. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Starship Enterprise: The Extended Missionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/star-trek-at-50-180960063/A half-century after its television debut, notable space and entertainment figures explore the impact of <em>Star Trek.</em>Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Last Words of Otto Lilienthalhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/last-words-otto-lilienthal-180960084/Germany’s “Flying Man” was the most successful aviator of his day.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:27:05 +0000Amelia Earhart Slept Herehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/amelia-earhart-slept-here-180959836/The country’s first airport hotel opened in Oakland, California, in 1929.Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:44:51 +0000The Fastest Jet Flight in Historyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/fastest-jet-flight-history-180959911/Forty years ago, the SR-71 Blackbird set a record that still stands.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:04:12 +0000What Were the Mysterious “Foo Fighters” Sighted by WWII Night Flyers?http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/what-were-mysterious-foo-fighters-sighted-ww2-night-flyers-180959847/Something strange was following the Beaufighter crews of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Beware the Black Widowhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/beaufighters-black-widows-180959772/The P-61, the Beaufighter, and the first air war fought in the dark.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Lindbergh’s Airplane (or a Close Replica) Takes to the Skieshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/old-rhinebeck-180959771/ At the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, it feels like 1927 all over again.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Impossible Flighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/longest-airline-route-in-the-world-180959770/London to Sydney: 12,000 miles that started an airline.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000At Long Last, The Museum Has a Coast Guard Helicopterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/flying-lifeboat-180959769/ A Sikorsky Seaguard enters the National Air and Space Museum collection.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The History of Boeing in 15 Objectshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/06_aug2016-100-years-of-boeing-180959766/A rummage through the airplane maker’s attic.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Upside-Down Dinnerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/upside-down-dinner-180959631/To celebrate inverted flight, the Hendon Aviators ate their meal upside-down and backwards.Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000