AviatorsEarly flight pioneers, military aviators and military and airline pilots
A flight of firsts.
November 07, 2011 | By Steve Satre
The struggle to start Air-India.
November 2011 | By David Shaftel
Flashlights, timers, and breath mints required.
November 2011 | By Andrea Eldridge
For Halloween, a collection of weird tales about airports and aircraft.
October 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Why go to the trouble to renew a certificate I don’t use? The bottom line is that I just worked too hard to get it.
October 24, 2011 | By Steve Satre
I fly a lot. OK, no surprise, but I'm talking about flying as a passenger, sitting in back, getting to and from work. And I find myself cringing at the canned phrases I hear from my own co-workers.
October 14, 2011 | By Steve Satre
In wartime, a customized Zippo was part of an airman's identity.
September 07, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
A 100th anniversary remembrance of Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz.
September 2011 | By Charles Wiggin, As Told To Howard Eisenberg
Four aircraft, 12 airmen, 25 days, 40 below zero, in the middle of nowhere.
September 2011 | By Edward Farmer
September 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
An airshow superstar adds firefighting to her repertoire.
August 2011 | By Debbie Gary
The day a Douglas DC-8 busted Mach 1.
August 2011 | By Bill Wasserzieher
Filming for Cinerama with a fearless flyer.
August 2011 | By James Morrison
I recently had an extensive delay on a flight from New York to Las Vegas. We pushed back from the gate on time, and as I went to start the engines I could see the dark skies to the west, our intended direction of flight. As we waited on the ramp for clearance to taxi, [...]
July 14, 2011 | By Steve Satre
Donald Hall's 1927 rush job.
July 2011 | By Tom Leech
Like a lot of airline pilots, I’m always on the lookout for a good trip to pick up, either to add to my schedule or trade for a less desirable trip. “Open time” is what we call the list of trips with no current pilot assignment. The list is dynamic, and trips pop up throughout [...]
May 27, 2011 | By Steve Satre
Some were already heroes. Others were nowhere near where you would have expected them to be.
May 2011 | By Michael Klesius
May 2011 | By Don Porter
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