AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
Gloves? Check. Cockpit heater? Check. Engine insulator?
January 2006 | By Tom Harpole
How zeppelin bombers during World War I terrorized the British-and their own German crews.
January 2006 | By Nicholas Nirgiotis
In the 1950s, the Mach 2+ B-58 Hustler seemed a safe bet to win the arms race.
January 2006 | By Dale Smith
The new Eclipse 500 lightjet will no doubt make a lot of customers happy
November 2005 | By David Noland
When President John Kennedy contemplated nuclear war, what went through the minds of the U.S. bomber crews?
November 2005 | By Thomas Jones
Debriefing the pilots who got the first crack at the F-22.
November 2005 | By Carl Hoffman
Hush, hush, sweet SST. Engineers are inventing a supersonic airplane that won't bust windows.
November 2005 | By T.A. Heppenheimer
Once a fire starts, these airplanes are the fastest way to slow it down. So why are they endangered?
September 2005 | By Douglas Gantenbein
A South African company revives a 1950s airliner and the lost art of elegant travel.
September 2005 | By Sam Goldberg
Meet the engine that became embroiled in round one of Boeing v. Airbus, a fight fueled by the cost of oil.
September 2005 | By Bill Sweetman
Turns out that jets are like waffles: The U.S. Army Air Forces was tempted to throw its first one away.
September 2005 | By William E. Burrows
How all U.S. Air Force pilots since 1968 have met their Mach.
September 2005 | By Peter Garrison
With Russian Yaks, a small group of French pilots fought like hell to drive the Germans out of the Soviet Union.
September 2005 | By Carl Posey
Scramjet power? Simple: Keep a match lit in a 7,000-mph wind.
July 2005 | By Michael Milstein
In the department of flood recovery, Noah and his ark got nuthin' on the folks at this little airport-except that many of the aircraft they saved are ones, not twos, of a kind.
July 2005 | By Linda Shiner
Meet the men who kept the Thunderbolts flying.
July 2005 | By Thomas D. Jones and Robert F. Dorr
To the three most infamous dictators of the 20th century, the airplane was much more than a way to get from Stalag A to Gulag B.
May 2005 | By Von Hardesty
Take two parts aerobatic skill, add daring, throw in obstacles and speed: Air racing's got a brand-new bag.
May 2005 | By Larry Lowe
Gliders so responsive they can stay up on a breath of fresh air.
May 2005 | By Paul Ciotti
Pilots who make it safely to the deck of an aircraft carrier have seen the light.
May 2005 | By Sam Goldberg