AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
Inventions seldom resemble the refined devices that evolve from them
March 2003 | By The Editors
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
March 2003 | By Peter L. Jakab
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
March 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
March 2003 | By Mary Collins
The inventions, institutions, gadgets, and lucky breaks that have shaped the story of the airplane.
March 2003 | By Roger Bilstein
When's the last time you caught a ride in an autogiro?
March 2003 | By T.A. Heppenheimer
Machines alone could not have pushed the airplane forward.
March 2003 | By Patricia Trenner
You wouldn't have wanted to be along on most of them.
March 2003 | By Perry Turner
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The ninth life of a PBY-5A Cat.
January 2003 | By Phil Scott
There's a lot more to the F4U than its past association with black sheep.
January 2003 | By Larry Lowe
Bathing beauties from the time when aircraft first crossed oceans.
January 2003 | By Illustrations by Ian Marshall
Since 1919, this little airline has managed to keep its head above water
January 2003 | By Henry Scammell
If Boeing's X-37 can maneuver politically as well as in space.
January 2003 | By Ben Iannotta
All the nail biting, second guessing, and sheer engineering brilliance in the battle to build the better Joint Strike Fighter.
January 2003 | By Evan Hadingham
Japan has one godzilla of a seaplane.
January 2003 | By Tim Wright
My climb to the top in the F-104.
November 2002 | By George J. Marrett
A University of Queensland lab has supersonic success.
November 2002 | By Luba Vangelova
Old aircraft crash scenes are littered with story fragments.
November 2002 | By Howard James Stansfield
It's rotor to rotor out there.
November 2002 | By Carl A. Posey