AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
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
For the first time since World War II, fighters are stationed at RAF Northolt.
July 2012 | By Carl Posey
The Dreamliner’s quiet revolution.
July 2012 | By Stephen Joiner
The Coléoptère was one weird-looking aircraft.
July 2012 | By Jeremy Davis
Within months of its first flight, August Bellanca's Skyrocket II set five world speed records.
July 2012 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
Now that the space shuttle has retired, astronauts are rediscovering the joys of flying airplanes.
July 2012 | By Phil Scott
Ten of aviation's most famous hitch-hikers.
July 2012 | By Lynn Keillor
Can Gamera II stay airborne for 60 seconds? Tune in on Friday.
June 22, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The call that makes every Apache pilot freeze.
June 18, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Europe’s frontline fighter is a marvel of technology.
May 21, 2012 | By Carl Posey