Aircraft TypesPowered and unpowered aircraft, including fixed-wing, hybrid, rotary and lighter-than-air
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
Wooden propellers are like Louisville Sluggers: The distance.
July 2003 | By Tom Harpole
Target: Soviet weapons plant. Mission: Low-altitude bombing. Payload: Nuclear. Problem: Getting back.
May 2003 | By Marshall Michel
No airplane in the world could outshine Howard Hughes' H-1 Racer--until Jim Wright built a copy of it.
May 2003 | By Preston Lerner
In the evolution of the airplane, Darwinian principles have applied unevenly.
May 2003 | By Bill Sweetman
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
March 2003 | By Peter L. Jakab
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
March 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
March 2003 | By Mary Collins
The inventions, institutions, gadgets, and lucky breaks that have shaped the story of the airplane.
March 2003 | By Roger Bilstein
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The ninth life of a PBY-5A Cat.
January 2003 | By Phil Scott
There's a lot more to the F4U than its past association with black sheep.
January 2003 | By Larry Lowe
Bathing beauties from the time when aircraft first crossed oceans.
January 2003 | By Illustrations by Ian Marshall
Since 1919, this little airline has managed to keep its head above water
January 2003 | By Henry Scammell
All the nail biting, second guessing, and sheer engineering brilliance in the battle to build the better Joint Strike Fighter.
January 2003 | By Evan Hadingham
Japan has one godzilla of a seaplane.
January 2003 | By Tim Wright
My climb to the top in the F-104.
November 2002 | By George J. Marrett
A University of Queensland lab has supersonic success.
November 2002 | By Luba Vangelova
It's rotor to rotor out there.
November 2002 | By Carl A. Posey
November 2002 | By Diane Tedeschi