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Can the MV-22 pass muster in Afghanistan?
May 2010 | By Ed Darack
Crashing test dummies into walls must not be enough fun for some people, so the engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center have upped the ante. These stoic mannequins were strapped inside an MD-500 helicopter last week and dropped from a height of 35 feet to test whether a honeycomb cushion shock ...
March 17, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Some airplanes, like some friendships, improve with age.
March 2010 | By Linda Shiner
Scenes of a Marine unit flying the incredible, versatile Osprey.
March 15, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
Bernard Pietenpol’s happiest moments came when he was flying one of his homebuilt airplanes—with a child or two in tow.
March 15, 2010 | By Diane Tedeschi
One of the most versatile aircraft of the Vietnam War appears on the verge of a comeback.
March 2010 | By William E. Burrows
January 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
Flexible blimps are bending the rules on UAV design.
December 18, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
A loud thud. A shower of purple-white sparks. This can't be good.
December 14, 2009 | By Randy Gordon
A hundred years ago, the International Air Meet gave spectators a look into the future.
November 17, 2009 | By Paul Hoversten
A photo gallery of airplanes at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.
November 17, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
November 2009 | By Major Jonathan Knaul
The winning-est Bearcat in air racing steps up once more to the starting gate.
November 2009 | By Preston Lerner
November 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
November 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
November 2009 | By Ken Scott
When a Staggerwing casts its spell, it can surprise even Olive Ann Beech.
November 2009 | By James Wynbrandt
November 2009 | By J.R. Dailey
On this day in 1797, André-Jacques Garnerin made the first high-altitude jump using a parachute, over Parc Monceau in Paris. Garnerin's contraption—a basket suspended from a silk parachute—was cut loose from a balloon at an altitude of 2,000 feet. An eyewitness recalled:
He made a dreadful lurch i...
October 22, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
For an air racing legend named Rare Bear, yes.
September 29, 2009 | By Diane Tedeschi