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Breathes there the pilot with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, "I bet I can fly under that bridge"?
November 2001 | By Phil Scott
They torpedoed enemy ships during World War II. Now they fight fire.
November 2001 | By Marshall Lumsden
November 2001 | By Diane Tedeschi
November 2001 | By Tom Pinardo, as told to Vincent Czaplyski
A fighter pilot, his escort, and one hell of a coincidence.
September 2001 | By John Fleischman
September 2001 | By Russell Gregory
This hard-working band of pilots and fleet of weary airplanes keep the U.S. auto industry rolling along.
July 2001 | By Mark Huber
With new techniques in genetic experimentation, can biologists make hardier space dwellers?
July 2001 | By Kenneth S. Kosik
How two Lockheed F-104 Starfighters became airshow stars.
May 2001 | By Carl Hoffman
Why General Electric put an airplane engine on a truck and drove it to the top of Pikes Peak.
May 2001 | By Donald Sherman
When the job demands ingenuity, NASA engineers whip gadgets worthy of James Bond.
May 2001 | By Eric Adams
Sam Ting is on a mission: find the other half of the universe.
May 2001 | By Andrew Lawler
May 2001 | By Doug Hinton
May 2001 | By Charles Spence
For every airplane, there's a region of the flight envelope into which it dare not fly.
March 2001 | By Peter Garrison
Helicopter pilots play chicken with high-voltage power lines so crews can work on live wires.
March 2001 | By James R. Chiles
The wonderful, unworkable world of airplane design in the years before the Wright brothers.
March 2001 | By Phil Scott
A helicopter pilot recalls his peacekeeping tour of duty over one of the world's most strife-torn regions.
January 2001 | By Jonathan Knaul
Behind the glamour boys in X-planes is an entire profession making sure your Cessna has its wings on straight.
January 2001 | By D.C. Agle
Once swallowed whole by TWA, local Missouri favorite Ozark Air Lines flies again.
January 2001 | By Nan Chase