AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
A Buckminster Fuller design was grounded in aerospace technology.
November 2012 | By Nick D’Alto
Fifty years later, Cubans remember preparing to fight the Americans.
November 2012 | By Rafael Lima
The Bell 47, famous as the star of “Whirlybirds,” was the DC-3 of helicopters. Could it make a comeback?
November 2012 | By Mark Huber
A World War II British foot soldier’s best friend in the air, and the man who rescued Ernest Hemingway.
November 2012 | By Tim Belknap
75 years ago, the Army Air Corps’ XC-35 launched the pressurized cabin.
November 2012 | By George C. Larson
For its innovation and emphasis on inner beauty, the Hondajet deserves a recent design award.
October 12, 2012 | By George Larson
A gallery of traveling air- and spacecraft loaned out by the Smithsonian.
September 18, 2012 | By Heather Goss
September 05, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
An 1880 balloon jaunt ends with our heroine up a tree.
August 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Airplanes without equal at the National Air and Space Museum.
August 2012 | By Patricia Trenner
A U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation pilot describes what it’s like to fly three generations of ground attack aircraft.
August 14, 2012 | By Linda Shiner
All the Smithsonian’s one-of-a-kind aircraft
August 14, 2012 | By Patricia Trenner
Autopilot is one of the greatest inventions ever for pilots. But have we paid a price?
August 10, 2012 | By Steve Satre
Almost 100 aircraft were lost in the river during World War II alone, and it's not certain how many are still to be recovered.
July 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
As the world's athletes put on their game face, the British Army prepares for aerial attack.
July 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
115 years ago today, three Swedish explorers set off on the only attempt ever to reach the Pole by balloon.
July 11, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The Annual Bensen Days fly-in welcomes rotorheads.
July 2012 | By Bill Wilson
Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
July 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Naval aviators push Qaddafi's buttons in a 1981 exercise.
July 2012 | By Commander Thompson E. Sanders U.S. Navy (Ret.)
When flying in Papua, be prepared for surprises.
July 2012 | By Nate Gordon