US Military Aviation
How all U.S. Air Force pilots since 1968 have met their Mach.
September 2005 | By Peter Garrison
Meet the men who kept the Thunderbolts flying.
July 2005 | By Thomas D. Jones and Robert F. Dorr
Pilots who make it safely to the deck of an aircraft carrier have seen the light.
May 2005 | By Sam Goldberg
The secret to a spyplane's eternal youth is a new suite of gadgets installed on a classic chassis.
March 2005 | By William E. Burrows
What do you call a Temco TT-1 Pinto trainer with a new engine? A rare breed with a lot of giddyup-and-go.
March 2005 | By Jay Miller
In combat trials, the RQ-4A unmanned reconnaissance aircraft showed intelligence analysts what it means to have eyes like a Hawk.
January 2005 | By John Croft
As utilitarian as a bucket and just as plain, Lockheed's C-130 has flown almost everything to almost everywhere.
September 2004 | By Carl Posey
There's hardly a combat mission that the A-4 Skyhawk hasn't flown.
July 2004 | By Graham Chandler
What they lacked in strength, World War II escort carriers made up in numbers...and the perseverance of their crews.
July 2004 | By James L. Noles, Jr
U.S. soldiers in Vietnam heard rumors of ghosts; the Viet Cong chalked it up to bad luck.
May 2004 | By Roger Warner
The Lockheed P-38 saved from an icy tomb is now the star attraction in a previously quiet Kentucky town.
March 2004 | By Carl Hoffman
With their own country occupied by Germany, French air cadets came to Alabama to learn to fly. Vive la Dixie!
March 2004 | By Janelle Dupont
A month of war through the night-vision goggles of a Marine AH-1W SuperCobra pilot.
January 2004 | By Story and photographs by James Cox
With a Caribou, Mohawk, Bird Dog, Hueys, and Cobras, Army aviators are teaching the loudest history lesson you ever heard.
November 2003 | By Shelby G. Spires
The EWO and the MIRV: Cold war talk for an RC-135 crew's lucky day.
November 2003 | By Robert L. Brown
Why the cold war forced the British government to choose between keeping a friend and arming an enemy.
September 2003 | By Jeffrey A. Engel
How the fighting in Southeast Asia transformed a curious young man into a fiercely dedicated pilot.
September 2003 | By Roger Warner
Fifty years ago, North Korea's secret allies plotted to heist from the United States a North American F-86.
July 2003 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
That's the sound of the prop-driven XF-84H, and it brought grown men to their knees. It didn't fly all that great either.
July 2003 | By Stephan Wilkinson
Target: Soviet weapons plant. Mission: Low-altitude bombing. Payload: Nuclear. Problem: Getting back.
May 2003 | By Marshall Michel