AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
Inventive design or fatal flaw? On a homebuilt airplane, one person makes the call.
January 2013 | By Sarah Brown
From a Navy Reserve pilot’s letters home, a picture of the darkest days of the Korean War
January 2013 | By David Sears
The Navy’s unmanned combat aircraft makes a historic takeoff, and prepares for carrier trials at sea.
December 06, 2012 | By John M. Doyle
After 51 years of service, the historic aircraft carrier is about to be decommissioned.
November 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Will UAVs become as indispensable for journalists as notepads and digital recorders?
November 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
From sculptural beauty to functional transport, the Model 18 is an airplane of many guises.
November 16, 2012 | By Diane Tedeschi and Caroline Sheen
In the airplane business, clothes make the salesman.
November 02, 2012 | By George Larson
One reason more soldiers are making it home alive.
November 2012 | By Michael Klesius
Seeing is believing.
November 2012 | By J.R. Dailey
Can’t make it to the Museum? There might be an artifact on loan right in your neighborhood.
November 2012 | By Heather Goss
A Navy aircrew got it on film.
November 2012 | By Paul F. Stiller
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