Donald Hall's 1927 rush job.
July 2011 | By Tom Leech
Challenging the Helldiver’s bad reputation.
July 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
In 1966, Second Lieutenant Larry Liss was on the Czech-German border during a snowstorm, freezing his varlata off, when he saw something beautiful. It was a Bell UH-1 helicopter, still on the ground. The pilot—who was wearing short sleeves and drinking a cup of coffee—took one look at Liss and shook his head. “He said, [...]
May 31, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Gamera, you'll recall from Japanese horror movies, was a giant, fire-breathing, flying turtle that used to terrorize Tokyo (and battle Godzilla) back in the 1960s.So what else would students at the University of Maryland—whose mascot is a terrapin—name their flying contraption, which yesterday appe...
May 13, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Plenty of buzz going around about the mysterious stealth chopper left behind by U.S. Navy SEALs after they shot and killed Osama bin Laden last Monday morning, local time, in Pakistan.Having suffered technical problems and a hard landing, the helo apparently couldn't fly back out of bin Laden's com...
May 06, 2011 | By Mike Klesius
25 years later, it's a complicated relationship.
May 2011 | By The Editors
The year we were born.
May 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
It's summer 2005. In Afghanistan, a four-man U.S. Navy SEAL team has been ambushed by the Taliban. A Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter is immediately sent to extract them, but as it approaches the rescue site, the Taliban fire a rocket-propelled grenade, hitting the Chinook's fuel tanks. All 16 crew ...
April 27, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
How B-29 crews trained to drop the bomb.
March 2011 | By Carl Posey
The Navy's first pilot and 10 more milestones.
March 2011 | By The Editors
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
Man cannot zoom by blended wing alone; he must have an engine that, well, works.
January 2011 | By Stephan Wilkinson
Not all the action in dogsled racing is on the ground.
January 2011 | By John Phillips
The nation's first mass-produced lightplane started as a homely, humble homebuilt.
November 2010 | By Giles Lambertson
November 2010 | By J.R. Dailey
September 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
One of the world's most inventive pilots makes everything old look new again.
August 2010 | By Debbie Gary
August 2010 | By Tom Crouch
South African pilots go lake-skiing in their AT-6s.
August 2010 | By Frans Dely
At the Pima Air and Space Museum, the B-36 is the largest U.S. warplane ever rebuilt.
August 2010 | By The Editors