Aviation PioneersIndividuals on the frontier of flight, including the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh
The Test Pilot Tradition
November 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
Amateur detectives have found clues to the fate of the magician’s biplane.
November 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
A Smithsonian curator evaluates recent challenges to the Wright brothers’ place in history.
September 2013 | By Tom Crouch
Modern aeronauts recreate John Jeffries’ 1785 flight.
August 2013 | By Tom Crouch
Pilots, in Their Own Words
August 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
Larry Bell’s little idea probably should have been kept to himself.
August 2013 | By Stephan Wilkinson
July 03, 2013 | By Paul Hoversten
At the National Air and Space Museum, some artifacts are more genuine than others.
June 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
May 22, 2013 | By Paul Hoversten
The plane that taught Anne Morrow Lindbergh to fly is flying again.
April 2013 | By Paul Glenshaw
In the 1920’s, only one man held the key to aerial navigation.
February 2013 | By Roger Connor
The struggle to start Air-India.
November 2011 | By David Shaftel
A 100th anniversary remembrance of Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz.
September 2011 | By Charles Wiggin, As Told To Howard Eisenberg
September 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
An airshow superstar adds firefighting to her repertoire.
August 2011 | By Debbie Gary
Donald Hall's 1927 rush job.
July 2011 | By Tom Leech
Some were already heroes. Others were nowhere near where you would have expected them to be.
May 2011 | By Michael Klesius
Paul Garber: Eyewitness to History
May 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Back in 1951, sci-fi author Jack Finney had a few questions for the Smithsonian, like: How exactly would someone break in?
March 24, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Emory Malick, the first African-American pilot, wasn't known to historians until recently.
March 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel