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Wondering who wrote the first description of flying over a landscape, I came across this charming passage by Jacques Charles, French scientist and inventor of the hydrogen balloon. Charles wasn't the first to fly—that honor goes to Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes, who fle...
March 04, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
A California hot-rodder took on the feuding Arfons brothers in the 1960s.
March 2009 | By Preston Lerner
The only thing that kept Canada from beating the U.S. to a jet airliner was Canada.
March 2009 | By Graham Chandler
If you want a customer to spend $10 billion on your jet fighters, you gotta bust some Mach.
March 2009 | By Jorge and Karen Escalona
A spacecraft bites the lunar dust.
March 2009 | By Mohi Kumar
Out of gas? Not a problem.
March 2009 | By Michael Klesius
How the Republic F-105 got good at a mission it was not designed to fly.
March 2009 | By Carl Posey
There's more than one way to dump extra fuel before landing.
March 2009 | By Lieutenant Colonel Alfred (Joe) D’Amario, U.S. Air Force (ret.)
March 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
Michael O'Leary, head of Ireland's low-cost airline Ryanair, let slip on Friday that he was considering charging passengers to use the onboard lavoratories. "We are looking at...putting a coin slot on the toilet door," O'Leary told reporters, suggesting a British pound coin per restroom visit.Other...
February 27, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Chesley Sullenberger and his crew have been duly credited for their successful ditching in the Hudson River. But a British pilot writes in a recent issue of Flight International:
"The crew that carried out the Hudson ditching are testimony to the fact that training pays." Well, I've only been doing...
February 26, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Songs inspired by the early age of flight.
February 19, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Chesley Sullenberger talks about That Day, his advice for young pilots, and hitting the ditch button (or not).
February 18, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
The paintings of Tom Lea, Life magazine's artist-correspondent during World War II.
February 06, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
A top Soviet-era test pilot talks about his favorite MiGs and his friend Yuri Gagarin.
January 22, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
How the Ranger probes’ moon crashes helped pave the way for Apollo.
January 21, 2009 | By Paul Hoversten
Sherman Fairchild, the photographer who transformed aviation
January 12, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
January 2009 | By James A. Jimenez
The truth behind the tall tales of Hubert Fauntleroy Julian.
January 2009 | By David Shaftel
From five witnesses came a family tradition to honor the moment the airplane was born.
January 2009 | By Tom Crouch