AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
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
Blinding us with science: the next generation of stealth.
November 2009 | By Damond Benningfield
Lockheed P-38 Lightnings brought many a pilot home. This pilot would like to return the favor.
November 2009 | By David F. Toomey
November 2009 | By J.R. Dailey
They may well be. But don't look for them anytime soon.
October 26, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
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
What was hot—and what was not—at the 2009 National Championship Air Races.
September 28, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
Let's just say it's not like it is in the movies.
September 24, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Patrolling over northern Iraq in 2001 felt like driving through a small town with Hell's Angels.
September 22, 2009 | By Randy Gordon
For balloonists Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, the end of one journey marked the beginning of another.
September 17, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
It took a maze of valves and venturis—and a trio
of tycoons—to whisk passengers into the stratosphere.
September 2009 | By Nick D'Alto
Our maxim: The airlines giveth, and the airlines taketh away.
September 2009 | By The Editors
There’s just no way to add 100 mph to the speed of a helicopter. Or is there?
September 2009 | By James R. Chiles
Memo to bad guys: Wanna know what U.S. warplanes you’ll tangle with in the future? Visit an aerospace model shop.
September 2009 | By Chad Slattery
An Osprey for commuters? Bring it on. Can we get a quiet car too?
September 2009 | By Mark Wolverton
Fast, green, and quiet. Come on, brainiacs, you can do it.
September 2009 | By Ed Regis
September 2009 | By Tom Crouch