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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
It's an addiction. Admitting you have it is the first step.
December 03, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Antique airplanes—the cream of the crop—fluttered around corn country to celebrate an air mail birthday.
November 18, 2008 | By airspacemag.com
From the designers who brought you the P-51 Mustang, an airplane with a complicated past…and a controversial present.
November 2008 | By Mark Huber
November 2008 | By TIM WRIGHT
For this famous B-17, surviving 25 missions in World War II was the easy part.
November 2008 | By Mark Bernstein
A couple of strays join the prowl, and the world’s supply of flyable Grumman F7Fs increases by two-thirds.
October 24, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
The civil engineering project that got the airmail through the night.
September 16, 2008 | By Linda Shiner