AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
A young military airplane craftsman makes his mark.
July 2007 | By Bettina Haymann Chavanne
Jets get no kick from champagne, but a little fuel in the tailpipe...
July 2007 | By Damond Benningfield
To help build the Boeing 787's composite fuselage, Italy spends a bundle.
July 2007 | By Joe Pappalardo
How it got trapped in the ice, and how it got out.
July 2007 | By airspacemag.com
John Altmann thinks airplane engines make beautiful music, and has sold thousands of CDs to prove it.
May 2007 | By Keith Hatschek
How a meeting 50 years ago solved a photographic mystery.
May 2007 | By Joe Pappalardo
What the Canadian Snowbirds have that the Navy's Blue Angels don't.
May 2007 | By Graham Chandler
Individual effort and mass production are equally represented in a new book celebrating World War II aircraft factories.
May 2007 | By The editors
Willard Custer's Channel Wing looked like a mistake. Turns out his critics were the ones who were wrong.
May 2007 | By Tim Wright
A hub of creativity for early airplane builders: North Carolina? Ohio? Nope—Oregon. And these Oregonians had an independent streak.
May 2007 | By Ken Scott
President and CEO, Honda Aircraft Company
May 2007 | By Linda Shiner
How a milk run from an aircraft carrier nearly killed me.
May 2007 | By Chris McKenna
The world's most prolific builder of civilian helicopters.
March 2007 | By Mark Huber
In the age of computer design,
why do engineers still send airplane models to the wind tunnel?
March 2007 | By Peter Garrison
Shape-memory polymers and other technologies may create an airplane for all missions.
March 2007 | By Michael Milstein
Used airplane parts can appear in the strangest places.
March 2007 | By Lee Ann Tegtmeier
The airplanes are faster and the power lines more plentiful, but cropdusters fly today just as they did in the 1920s.
March 2007 | By Tom Harpole
Ten airplanes that are the last still flying.
March 2007 | By Stephen Joiner
Proud owner of the last flying Wildcat
March 2007 | By Diane Tedeschi
"That Big Biplane" | 1929 Zenith Z6A
March 2007 | By Don Parsons