Aviation PioneersIndividuals on the frontier of flight, including the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
March 2003 | By Peter L. Jakab
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
March 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
March 2003 | By Mary Collins
When a private collection of Wright Company papers went public, we discovered that many of our notions about the Wrights' business practices were wrong.
March 2003 | By Douglas Gantenbein
Machines alone could not have pushed the airplane forward.
March 2003 | By Patricia Trenner
You wouldn't have wanted to be along on most of them.
March 2003 | By Perry Turner
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
November 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
Aerospace celebrities talk about the flights that changed their lives.
July 2002 | By Phil Scott
January 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
The Diamond is the only one of its kind ever built.
November 2001 | By Becki Bell
The wonderful, unworkable world of airplane design in the years before the Wright brothers.
March 2001 | By Phil Scott
A dedicated craftsman explores the invention of the airplane by recreating its predecessors.
May 1998 | By Tom Crouch