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The launch that saved the world from orbiting laser battle stations.
January 2010 | By Dwayne A. Day and Robert G. Kennedy III
With its bid to replace the Convair B-36 bomber, did Douglas promise too much?
January 2010 | By John Aldaz and Sir George Cox
The author remembers childhood, with round engines.
January 2010 | By Bruce McCall
Air crews recall their service as roadies for Bob Hope's USO show.
January 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
Yeah. The A-37 was small. So was Napoleon.
January 2010 | By Stephen Joiner
How the first U.S. air race launched an aviation tradition.
January 2010 | By Don Berliner
January 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
Grumman's first jet honors a son of the Bluegrass State.
January 2010 | By Barrett Tillman
Meet Charles Lindbergh the barnstormer—as he interviews his oldest flying buddy.
January 2010 | By Giacinta Bradley Koontz
After 2010, the only spaceplane in the U.S. inventory will be the Air Force's mysterious X-37.
January 2010 | By Michael Klesius
January 2010 | By Roger A. Mola
One of China's top test pilots recalls the H-Bomb that almost backfired.
January 2010 | By Bob Bergin
In late 2001, as a cost-cutting measure, Delta Air Lines decided to replace its first-class linen tray cloths with paper placemats. As flight attendant Jewel Van Valin told the Los Angeles Times in July 2008, the first time she set down a paper mat, a disgruntled passenger “stared at it and then ro...
December 29, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Frequent contributor Stephen Joiner writes: “The 737 runway overshoot in Jamaica on December 8 reminds me of our Boeing Aircraft On Ground article (“Airliner Repair 24/7,” Oct./Nov. 2008), where Boeing’s Jim Testin told me gravely, “Something will ALWAYS happen on Christmas eve” (and then it did.) ...
December 25, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
On this day in 1910, Theodore "Spuds" Ellyson, a 25-year-old Navy Lieutenant from Richmond, Virginia, was ordered to report to Glenn Curtiss's flying school in San Diego as the first Naval officer assigned to aviation."What was accomplished is now history," Ellyson wrote later, "namely the develop...
December 23, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
The pioneering cosmonaut who dreamed of interstellar flight.
December 18, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Flexible blimps are bending the rules on UAV design.
December 18, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its long-awaited first flight yesterday. The Seattle Times has full coverage here.Watch Boeing's video here (click on Webcast), or see just the takeoff (below) courtesy of the Everett (Washington) Daily Herald.
December 16, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
The latest Internet tsunami flooding e-mail boxes is the work of Young C. Park, who constructs magnificently intricate airplane models of aluminum. Several of his models are on display at the Craftsmanship Museum in Vista, California, which maintains a web version of the exhibit with photos of doze...
December 15, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
A loud thud. A shower of purple-white sparks. This can't be good.
December 14, 2009 | By Randy Gordon