AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
The Royal Air Force Vulcan, immense cold war bomber and aerodynamic marvel, has been sentenced to permanent museum exhibition.
January 2004 | By Craig Mellow
A month of war through the night-vision goggles of a Marine AH-1W SuperCobra pilot.
January 2004 | By Story and photographs by James Cox
De Havilland's D.H. 106 Comet blazed the commercial jet trail but broke its nation's heart.
January 2004 | By Phil Scott
With a Caribou, Mohawk, Bird Dog, Hueys, and Cobras, Army aviators are teaching the loudest history lesson you ever heard.
November 2003 | By Shelby G. Spires
Small artifacts that are the garnish of most museum exhibits make a satisfying main course in a new National Air and Space Museum book.
November 2003 | By airspacemag.com
How Airbus got to be number one.
November 2003 | By Bill Sweetman
Riches to rags and back again: A 1928 mailplane is reborn.
November 2003 | By Sam Goldberg
The EWO and the MIRV: Cold war talk for an RC-135 crew's lucky day.
November 2003 | By Robert L. Brown
Why the cold war forced the British government to choose between keeping a friend and arming an enemy.
September 2003 | By Jeffrey A. Engel
Better technology is helping airline pilots keep a safe distance from terrain.
September 2003 | By Damond Benningfield
How the fighting in Southeast Asia transformed a curious young man into a fiercely dedicated pilot.
September 2003 | By Roger Warner
Something about the Champlin Fighter Museum's Focke-Wulf 190D never seemed quite right.
September 2003 | By Howard Stansfield
Fifty years ago, North Korea's secret allies plotted to heist from the United States a North American F-86.
July 2003 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
The systems that cool the threat from heat-seeking missiles.
July 2003 | By Sam Goldberg
From the decks of World War II aircraft carriers to today's airshow circuit-the journey of a Royal Australian Navy Fairey Firefly.
July 2003 | By John Sotham
That's the sound of the prop-driven XF-84H, and it brought grown men to their knees. It didn't fly all that great either.
July 2003 | By Stephan Wilkinson
Wooden propellers are like Louisville Sluggers: The distance.
July 2003 | By Tom Harpole
Target: Soviet weapons plant. Mission: Low-altitude bombing. Payload: Nuclear. Problem: Getting back.
May 2003 | By Marshall Michel
No airplane in the world could outshine Howard Hughes' H-1 Racer--until Jim Wright built a copy of it.
May 2003 | By Preston Lerner
In the evolution of the airplane, Darwinian principles have applied unevenly.
May 2003 | By Bill Sweetman