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When you’re 200 miles up, it’s easy to hide what you’re up to.
August 2009 | By Michael Cassutt
Do aviators make better leaders?
August 2009 | By Barrett Tillman
An embattled Florida field had more than history on its side.
August 2009 | By Carl Posey
August 2009 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
August 2009 | By Darisse Smith
August 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
Israeli Air Force Ace, teacher, author
August 2009 | By Peter Mersky
Each year the ranks of surviving veterans of World War I—which began on this day 95 years ago—get thinner. Now just a handful are left. Henry Allingham, who joined the Royal Naval Air Service as a teenager in 1915, died on July 18 at the age of 113. He was the last British veteran of the war, and, ...
July 28, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
It’s a tough call for prop-heads: Which do I watch? At 9 p.m. Monday, National Geographic airs “Secret Lives of Charles Lindbergh,” which notes the seven children he fathered with three German women. PBS counters with “History Detectives,” which evaluates the likelihood that a piece of an aircraft...
July 27, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
A hundred years ago, Louis Blériot made the first aerial crossing of the English channel. On Saturday, French Pilot Edmond Salis recreated the flight (see video here), followed a day later by Mikael Carlson of Sweden, who had tried to take off on the day of the centennial, but was grounded by Frenc...
July 27, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Armed with their checklists, the Apollo astronauts literally read themselves to the moon.
July 20, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
As the first lunar explorers prepared to launch, artist Paul Calle was in the room, quietly sketching away.
July 17, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
On a summer day ten years ago, pilots Andrew King and Frank Pavliga were flying their vintage single-engine airplanes over eastern Indiana when they spotted an inviting field on which to land. The farm, as it turned out, belonged to Matt Dirksen and family, who, after some initial skepticism, struc...
July 15, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
A collection of otherworldly paintings goes on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
July 15, 2009 | By The Editors
Several technologies that could put mechanics out of work.
July 2009 | By Tom LeCompte
It didn't all happen at Kitty Hawk.
July 2009 | By Roger A. Mola
It's all about the solar beta angle.
July 14, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
While a group of well-wishers recently marked the 100th birthday of Spanish Civil War pilot Frank Tinker, one aficionado took it a step further by simulating one of the American-born aviator's most famous victories, a shoot-down of a Messerschmitt Bf-109 in July 1937. See the video here:
July 13, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
The space shuttle glows in photographs taken by one of its own technicians.
July 13, 2009 | By The Editors
Hope is running out that searchers will locate the flight data recorder from Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic for reasons unknown on June 1. The black box is only made to send out signals for 30 days; four ships equipped with acoustic sensors have been searching the ocean nor...
July 08, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt