AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
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
The secret to a spyplane's eternal youth is a new suite of gadgets installed on a classic chassis.
March 2005 | By William E. Burrows
What do you call a Temco TT-1 Pinto trainer with a new engine? A rare breed with a lot of giddyup-and-go.
March 2005 | By Jay Miller
Visit Mountain Valley Airport and soar with the wood-and-fabric fans of the Vintage Sailplane Association.
March 2005 | By Chad Slattery
Just how far out of their way will airlines go to give you a smooth ride?
March 2005 | By Willilam Triplett
T-34 owners are the latest to prove the value of good old-fashioned American ingenuity.
January 2005 | By Peter Garrison
In combat trials, the RQ-4A unmanned reconnaissance aircraft showed intelligence analysts what it means to have eyes like a Hawk.
January 2005 | By John Croft
Engineer to airplane: Stifle
January 2005 | By Roger A. Mola
What does the Northrop P-61 have in common with Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne?
January 2005 | By Mark Gatlin
Tales from the era when the Air Age met the Stone Age.
November 2004 | By Tony Reichardt
What gives the restored warbirds of the Flying Heritage Collection their sparkle?
November 2004 | By Peter Garrison
Some say that Beech and Raytheon's turboprop failed because it tried too much, too soon.
September 2004 | By Mark Huber
The Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI abandoned the case 47 years ago, but two amateur detectives are still searching for the cause of the crash of Pan Am 944.
September 2004 | By Gregg Herken with Ken Fortenberry
As utilitarian as a bucket and just as plain, Lockheed's C-130 has flown almost everything to almost everywhere.
September 2004 | By Carl Posey
The New England Air Museum discovers the power of Lockheed's 10.
September 2004 | By Phil Scott