AerodynamicsThe effects of drag and air resistance on aircraft
How tossing paper airplanes guided the career of an aerospace engineer.
November 2008 | By Giles Lambertson
Megalifters prove you’re never too fat to fly.
September 2008 | By Kara Platoni
An unusual wake vortex has landed this airliner in a class by itself.
May 27, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Computer analysis of World War I aircraft shows precisely why some were deadly and others, death traps.
January 2008 | By Peter Garrison
How a meeting 50 years ago solved a photographic mystery.
May 2007 | By Joe Pappalardo
Willard Custer's Channel Wing looked like a mistake. Turns out his critics were the ones who were wrong.
May 2007 | By Tim Wright
In the age of computer design,
why do engineers still send airplane models to the wind tunnel?
March 2007 | By Peter Garrison
From zero to 150 in less than a second.
January 2007 | By Tim Wright
A 20-year mystery solved.
November 01, 2006 | By Joe Pappalardo
It's all done with computers (and good old-fashioned hydraulics).
September 2006 | By Joe Pappalardo
Double the size of an Airbus A380? No problem, aerodynamicists say.
July 2006 | By Michael Milstein
Because airplanes must fly in the real world, the Air Force built a fake one.
May 2006 | By Ed Regis
Briefcase-toting suits who travel in bizjets-those will be the next pioneers in supersonic flight.
March 2006 | By Mark Huber
How zeppelin bombers during World War I terrorized the British-and their own German crews.
January 2006 | By Nicholas Nirgiotis
In the 1950s, the Mach 2+ B-58 Hustler seemed a safe bet to win the arms race.
January 2006 | By Dale Smith
Scramjet power? Simple: Keep a match lit in a 7,000-mph wind.
July 2005 | By Michael Milstein
Gliders so responsive they can stay up on a breath of fresh air.
May 2005 | By Paul Ciotti
Peregrines think simple thoughts: See food. Fly down. Go fast. Very fast.
March 2005 | By Tom Harpole
We want speed! We want vertical lift! The Bell XV-3 Tilt-rotor was the first to satisfy all aeronautical tastes.
July 2004 | By Jay Miller
The Royal Air Force Vulcan, immense cold war bomber and aerodynamic marvel, has been sentenced to permanent museum exhibition.
January 2004 | By Craig Mellow