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September 2009 | By The Editors
There’s just no way to add 100 mph to the speed of a helicopter. Or is there?
September 2009 | By James R. Chiles
Memo to bad guys: Wanna know what U.S. warplanes you’ll tangle with in the future? Visit an aerospace model shop.
September 2009 | By Chad Slattery
When it’s not the journey but the destination that counts.
September 2009 | By Michael Klesius
An Osprey for commuters? Bring it on. Can we get a quiet car too?
September 2009 | By Mark Wolverton
How can we find other Earths if their suns keep blinding us?
September 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Fast, green, and quiet. Come on, brainiacs, you can do it.
September 2009 | By Ed Regis
September 2009 | By Tom Crouch
Handicapping the space tourism market.
September 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Weather permitting, a World War II-era B25D Mitchell bomber nicknamed "Grumpy" will take off tomorrow from Duxford, England and retrace (in reverse) the historic lend-lease route by which U.S. airplanes were delivered to Europe in the 1940s. The airplane, which saw its first duty with the Royal ...
August 28, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
A virtual race to mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s first air meet
August 25, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
In the early days of aviation, any wilderness was a challenge for propeller-driven airplanes made of wood and fabric. And in 1920, there was hardly a territory more rugged and fraught with danger than Alaska.So it was that Billy Mitchell of the Army Air Service, who was always anxious to show off t...
August 24, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
You might have the right stuff to be a Blue Angel pilot: a computer and a broadband connection. That's what the Virtual Blue Angels use to fly formation and dazzle online crowds.Established five years ago by former (and real) Marine Corps pilot Bob "Kato" Tyler, currently the number four (slot) vir...
August 20, 2009 | By Mike Klesius
The 11-17 August issue of Flight International, a global aerospace weekly published in the United Kingdom, noted the results of a poll that asked if the Boeing 787, Airbus 400M, or another slowly evolving work in progress would be the first to make a maiden flight:
August 18, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
A look inside the Smithsonian's Stratoliner.
August 14, 2009 | By Paul Hoversten
After the August 8 mid-air collision of a sightseeing helicopter and a Piper Lance over New York City that killed nine people, politicians have been calling for a shut-down or at least a vigorous revamping of the Hudson Corridor, the Visual Flight Rules scenic route up and down the Hudson River. Wh...
August 13, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Even around other X-planes, the X-48B looks weird.
August 2009 | By Peter Garrison
Astronauts had to swim before they could walk.
August 11, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Debi Boies had finally found the perfect Doberman. Unfortunately, the rescue dog was in Florida, and Boies couldn’t figure out an easy way to get him to her home in South Carolina. Based on her experience with a Doberman rescue group, she knew the animal would have to be transported by car, chang...
August 04, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Back in April, the White House thought it would be a good idea to take new photos of the President's airplane, Air Force One (actually a backup), flying over New York city. The photo-op backfired, though, when some New Yorkers were spooked by the sight of what looked like a passenger jet being e...
August 03, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt