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Kelly Johnson was a giant in aircraft design. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we find out how his legend grew.
March 2010 | By Peter Garrison
March 2010 | By Larry E. Tise
Flight Engineer for Air Force One.
March 2010 | By Christopher Saccoccia
For NASA's flying corps, it looks like 1975 all over again.
February 05, 2010 | By Matthew Hersch
Meet Charles Lindbergh the barnstormer—as he interviews his oldest flying buddy.
January 2010 | By Giacinta Bradley Koontz
One of China's top test pilots recalls the H-Bomb that almost backfired.
January 2010 | By Bob Bergin
The pioneering cosmonaut who dreamed of interstellar flight.
December 18, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
A loud thud. A shower of purple-white sparks. This can't be good.
December 14, 2009 | By Randy Gordon
November 2009 | By Major Jonathan Knaul
A peek into the logbooks of history’s notable pilots.
November 2009 | By Tom LeCompte
November 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
November 2009 | By Ken Scott
What we still have to learn about the Northern Lights.
November 2009 | By Tim Wright
In Nowheresville, Nebraska, the Air Force learned a thing or two about turbulence.
November 2009 | By Dave Manoucheri
In the 1950s Harvey Allen solved the problem of atmospheric entry. But first he had to convince his colleagues.
November 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin
Blinding us with science: the next generation of stealth.
November 2009 | By Damond Benningfield
The grandson of Amelia Earhart's photographer will carry her scarf higher than she ever did—into orbit.
October 23, 2009 | By Jill Michaels
Led by famed fashion photographer Edward Steichen, a group of camera men captured the action of World War II naval aviation.
October 01, 2009 | By Mark D. Faram
Patrolling over northern Iraq in 2001 felt like driving through a small town with Hell's Angels.
September 22, 2009 | By Randy Gordon
For balloonists Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, the end of one journey marked the beginning of another.
September 17, 2009 | By Linda Shiner