AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
A reader tips us off to the restoration of a rare bird.
May 17, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
May 2010 | By Roger A. Mola
Rare warbirds star in a California airshow.
May 11, 2010 | By Linda Shiner
May 2010 | By Robert M. White as told to Al Hallonquist
How to repossess an airliner without getting shot, or thrown in jail, or beat up, or slammed into a wall, or...
May 2010 | By Stephen Joiner
In this tables-turned scenario, the airplane shoots down the missile.
May 2010 | By Damond Benningfield
May 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
Can the MV-22 pass muster in Afghanistan?
May 2010 | By Ed Darack
Two professors analyze the stats.
May 2010 | By Craig Mellow
You don't normally see a DC-3 from this angle. Good thing, too.
May 01, 2010 | By The Editors
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
March 2010 | By Norvin C. Evans
One of the most versatile aircraft of the Vietnam War appears on the verge of a comeback.
March 2010 | By William E. Burrows
Would a fighter pilot shoot down a private airplane?
March 2010 | By Craig Mellow
There aren’t many companies that can make an airliner fit for a king.
March 2010 | By Roger A. Mola
Kelly Johnson was a giant in aircraft design. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we find out how his legend grew.
March 2010 | By Peter Garrison
U.S. Marine aviators to Malaysian MiG pilots: Show us what you got.
March 2010 | By Ed Darack