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The most celebrated American aviator of 1910 took up flying as an act of revenge.
December 30, 2010 | By Gavin Mortimer
Proceed direct to National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The 1980 movie, "Airplane!" is one of 25 films judged to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically" significant and therefore added to the Film Registry in 2010. The spoof of 1957's "Zero Hour" was named number 10 on the Amer...
December 29, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
For 27 years, the Concorde carried passengers across the Atlantic Ocean at twice the speed of sound, on the very edge of space. A flight from New York to London took a mere 3 ½ hours; the supersonic aircraft flew so high and so fast that American spyplanes were ordered to stay out of the Concorde’s...
December 27, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
Every December 17, National Air and Space Museum senior curator Tom Crouch attends the annual wreath-laying ceremony in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, to mark the anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. This year I tagged along. Our first stop was the Outer Banks History Center in near...
December 23, 2010 | By Caroline Sheen
The story of a jet flight in 1910, just seven years after Kitty Hawk, may be too good to be true.
December 06, 2010 | By Frank H. Winter
Here's some interesting video taken by a passenger aboard the Quantas A380 that had a Trent 900 engine blow shortly after taking off on a flight from Singapore to Sydney on November 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Pv9u_yHwIAnd later, the landing:
November 23, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
John Cunningham's wartime nickname concealed a vital military secret—the invention of airborne radar.
November 19, 2010 | By Gavin Mortimer
Walter Soplata, a carpenter who saved numerous World War II aircraft and engines from the cutting torch and amassed a legendary collection on his Ohio property, died on Friday, November 5, at age 87. His son, Wally, wrote about his father in the November 2007 issue of Air & Space. Today, he wri...
November 15, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
The famed Douglas aircraft reigned supreme as a civilian and military transport.
November 15, 2010 | By Bruce McAllister
Newsreels brought the excitement of aviation to millions of moviegoers in the 1930s. Now read the lost scripts.
November 12, 2010 | By Phillip W. Stewart
On November 15, 2010, Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco will auction this dark grey-green canvas fuselage insignia panel from a Spad VII flown by the Lafayette Escadrille, featuring the familiar Indian-head insignia. The panel, says the company's press release, was collected by Sergeant E...
November 03, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
Jeb Corliss says if the birds can do it, so can he.
November 2010 | By Carl Hoffman
The nation's first mass-produced lightplane started as a homely, humble homebuilt.
November 2010 | By Giles Lambertson
A National Park Service project reclaims aviation history.
November 2010 | By David Shaftel
Late in World War II, the Bell P-63 became an aerial gunner's easiest target.
November 2010 | By James Dunaway
November 2010 | By Tom D. Crouch
November 2010 | By Vickey Kalambakal
November 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
The defense research agency DARPA recently selected six companies to participate in a year-long program to transform a Humvee-like vehicle into an aircraft. Lockheed Martin and AAI Corporation are asked to supply something that can “avoid traditional and asymmetrical threats while avoiding road ...
October 25, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
On September 28, 1924, crowds cheered and sirens shrieked as the Army Service pilots known as "the Magellans of the Air" landed at Sand Point Field in Seattle, Washington, after completing the first round-the-world flight.They had set off on April 6, some six months earlier, determined to circumnav...
October 21, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel