Air RecreationLeisure activities and hobbies related to aviation such as air racing, stunt flying, skydiving and air shows
Floating off to sleep, Earthgazing, making sure the capsule doesn't depressurize: all standard on a space vacation.
October 22, 2010 | By Gregory Olsen
On Tuesday, the energy drink giant Red Bull said it was postponing its Stratos effort, in which Felix Baumgartener will try to break Joe Kittinger's 1960 free-fall record, until a lawsuit is settled. Courthouse News Service reported in April that Daniel Hogan was suing Red Bull for stealing his Spa...
October 14, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceship, the VSS Enterprise, made its first piloted free flight and landing yesterday in Mojave, California. Pete Siebold was at the controls.
October 11, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Where do old astronauts go? Some of them simply can't shake that need for speed, so they strap on exotic aircraft and sign up for the Reno National Championship Air Races. Of the three astronauts who have taken up air racing -- Hoot Gibson, Bill Anders, and Curt Brown -- Brown, a two-time Reno cham...
September 16, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
The aerospace giant teams up with the world’s only space tourism agency to ferry passengers to orbit.
September 16, 2010 | By Paul Hoversten
Former space shuttle commander Frank Culbertson stepped up to the podium inside a hearing room in the Rayburn House office building yesterday morning, and talked about inspiration. He turned to his left and thanked moon walker Buzz Aldrin for a kind gesture last year during a visit to the Johnson S...
September 15, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
September 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
It's not new material, but if you haven't seen this, you owe it to yourself to take a couple minutes to watch. Austrian skydiver Paul Steiner did some ambitious wing walking earlier this year in this Red Bull video, with a pair of Blanix gliders flown by Ewald Roithner and Kurt Tippi high above the...
August 30, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
However the Copenhagen Suborbitals project turns out, you have to give these people points for nerve. The eventual plan is to launch a human to an altitude of 100 kilometers inside a capsule barely large enough to fit one person, standing up. For the moment, the Danish team would be happy just to l...
August 24, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Scenes from aviation's annual pilgrimage.
August 16, 2010 | By Caroline Sheen
One of the world's most inventive pilots makes everything old look new again.
August 2010 | By Debbie Gary
If you have 700 hours to spare and can shim a rotor assembly to within .001 of an inch, here's a hobby for you.
August 2010 | By James R. Chiles
South African pilots go lake-skiing in their AT-6s.
August 2010 | By Frans Dely
At the Pima Air and Space Museum, the B-36 is the largest U.S. warplane ever rebuilt.
August 2010 | By The Editors
Some nice scenes here of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (now known as VSS Enterprise) on a recent captive carry flight—with a pilot (Peter Siebold) onboard for the first time.
July 20, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Nobody handled a Tomcat like Snort.
July 2010 | By Debbie Gary
For one mission in Vietnam, the best aircraft for the job was a bomber from World War II.
July 2010 | By David Lande
July 2010 | By Peter Garrison
With time running short for the space shuttle, NASA has come up with a way for the masses to journey with astronauts on the vehicle's two remaining voyages. Granted, it’s still impossible to actually hitch a ride to orbit, but you can upload and send a picture of yourself into space through NASA...
June 22, 2010 | By Mary McKillop
Skydiving is turning into skygliding—who wants to fall like a stone when you can fly like a bird? Or, we should say, a bat...well, most accurately, a flying squirrel.In recent years, with the help of special suits that incorporate webbing from the wrists to the ankles and between the legs, skydiver...
June 16, 2010 | By Mike Klesius