Aircraft TypesPowered and unpowered aircraft, including fixed-wing, hybrid, rotary and lighter-than-air
If Lockheed’s Constellation was the hare, the Douglas DC-6 was the oh-so-reliable tortoise.
July 2009 | By Kara Platoni
Today’s airshow performers do it gyroscopically.
July 2009 | By Debbie Gary
Diagnosis: Collective Panic Attack. Cause: Count von Zeppelin.
July 2009 | By Dan Vergano
A B-47 pilot remembers when an airplane—and Curtis LeMay—stiffened the spine of the Strategic Air Command
July 2009 | By Walter J. Boyne
July 2009 | By Tom D. Crouch
July 2009 | By General Robert L. Cardenas, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) As told to James P. Busha
An illustrated history of balloons and airships.
May 20, 2009 | By Tom D. Crouch
One day in L.A., a helicopter changed television news forever.
May 2009 | By Stephen Joiner
Wondering who wrote the first description of flying over a landscape, I came across this charming passage by Jacques Charles, French scientist and inventor of the hydrogen balloon. Charles wasn't the first to fly—that honor goes to Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes, who fle...
March 04, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
The only thing that kept Canada from beating the U.S. to a jet airliner was Canada.
March 2009 | By Graham Chandler
If you want a customer to spend $10 billion on your jet fighters, you gotta bust some Mach.
March 2009 | By Jorge and Karen Escalona
How the Republic F-105 got good at a mission it was not designed to fly.
March 2009 | By Carl Posey
Jupiter’s moon Europa is a worthy target for exploration, so don’t get me wrong. It’s good news that NASA and the European Space Agency are going forward with plans for a dual-spacecraft mission to Europa, Ganymede and Jupiter's other moons in 2020. It just means we won’t see balloons flying over S...
February 27, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
When is a helicopter like a Patsy Cline song? When it falls to pieces.
January 2009 | By Peter Garrison
January 2009 | By James A. Jimenez
Square-tail Stearmans, straight-wing Wacos, and Hisso Jennies top the roster of antique airplanes at a captivating grass strip in Iowa.
January 2009 | By John Fleischman
January 2009 | By George C. Larson
How a fighter-bomber-recon-attack superstar ended up as fodder for
January 2009 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
January 2009 | By Michael Klesius
Less Haste, More Flying
January 2009 | By Paul Hoversten