Air RecreationLeisure activities and hobbies related to aviation such as air racing, stunt flying, skydiving and air shows
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
At an "Ask An Expert" lecture by John Anderson, National Air and Space Museum curator of aeronautics, I learned that although Howard Hughes' H-1 racer is displayed wearing its cross-country "long" wings, the high-speed-dash wings, which are shorter, are in storage at the Museum's Garber facility in...
May 19, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
Rare warbirds star in a California airshow.
May 11, 2010 | By Linda Shiner
May 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
Among the more intriguing commercial space vehicles on the drawing board is Excalibur Almaz, whose backers propose to use leftover vehicles built for a Soviet military space station program that died aborning in the 1970s. The principals in the company include Art Dula, an old hand in the field of ...
May 06, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
With little more than Bernard Pietenpol's plans, anybody could build an airplane.
May 2010 | By Marshall Lumsden
Is there an airshow fan alive who doesn't know the legend riding beneath that hat?
May 2010 | By Debbie Gary
What's hot on this summer's airshow circuit.
May 2010 | By The Editors
Some airplanes, like some friendships, improve with age.
March 2010 | By Linda Shiner
And no need for special glasses.
March 16, 2010 | By airspacemag.com
March 2010 | By John Miller
The United States Parachute Association has released the good news that 2009 marked the lowest skydiving fatality rate for one year in almost half a century: 16 deaths in nearly three million jumps by over 32,000 USPA members at 220 drop zones across the U.S. Of those three million, 400,000 were by...
February 12, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
Christian Frei's film "Space Tourists" makes its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next week. Frei, whose documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002, followed Anousheh Ansari's visit to the space station in 2006 (she shot much of...
January 12, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt