AircraftMilitary, commercial and experimental vehicles designed for flight in the Earth’s atmosphere
CANCELLED: Israel's Arieh Fighter
March 2011 | By Gary Rashba
Adventures in Navy ballooning.
March 2011 | By Captain Marion Eppes, U.S. Navy (ret.)
Pretty cool video here of Sikorsky's latest whirlybird, the X2 demonstrator, which has hit 262 knots, or 300 miles an hour, a record for a helo. Nice acceleration too. The coaxial rotors spin in opposite directions to keep the aircraft from stalling at high speeds. It's no easy feat, as this articl...
February 01, 2011 | By Mike Klesius
Once you get used to the slightly overcaffeinated host, this is a pretty cool project —to drop a bunch of paper airplanes from a high-altitude balloon and see where they land. The team launched their balloon earlier this month, as the video shows. But, from what I can tell on their website and Twit...
January 31, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
The only flight of the Osprey's fifth prototype lasted less than two minutes, and it was one wild ride.
January 25, 2011 | By Richard Whittle
A new "untold history" of the V-22 asks: Is the Osprey safe?
January 24, 2011 | By The Editors
After the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 200 aircraft took up the fight to save the coast.
January 2011 | By Mark Huber
Man cannot zoom by blended wing alone; he must have an engine that, well, works.
January 2011 | By Stephan Wilkinson
For U.S. airmen trapped in Yugoslavia during World War II, building a secret airstrip was their only way out.
January 2011 | By Phil Scott
The world's largest free-standing building gets a second lease on life.
January 2011 | By Roger A. Mola
January 2011 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
Not all the action in dogsled racing is on the ground.
January 2011 | By John Phillips
What looks like Ronaldo's nightmare is in fact the world's largest soccer ball airship, built by E-Green Technologies of Kellyton, Alabama. Why, you ask? It seems everyone's crazy about airships these days, for everything from military surveillance to tourism. E-Green just signed a deal with NASA's...
December 17, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
On a recent flight I was looking at my TCAS display and wondering how we ever did without this wonderful bit of equipment. TCAS stands for Traffic Collision Avoidance System, and I saw my first one in the early 90s. Prior to TCAS we had a three-prong approach to traffic avoidance: Air Traffic Contr...
December 10, 2010 | By Steve Satre
The famed Douglas aircraft reigned supreme as a civilian and military transport.
November 15, 2010 | By Bruce McAllister
The nation's first mass-produced lightplane started as a homely, humble homebuilt.
November 2010 | By Giles Lambertson
Late in World War II, the Bell P-63 became an aerial gunner's easiest target.
November 2010 | By James Dunaway
November 2010 | By J.R. Dailey
November 2010 | By Tom D. Crouch
November 2010 | By Leonard R. Scotty