AviatorsEarly flight pioneers, military aviators and military and airline pilots
Some pilots hate flying the red-eye flights, but I kind of like them. There aren't as many planes in the air in the wee hours, and the controllers are quick to give us direct routing. Out of Las Vegas, we're often cleared direct to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, before we've even gotten to Bryce Canyo...
December 22, 2010 | By Steve Satre
There was some pretty good winter weather this past weekend, and it caused a lot of cancellations and delays. I arrived in Detroit Saturday night, flying in from São Paulo, Brazil and I was scheduled to fly right back to São Paulo at 7:30 on Sunday evening.The forecast in Detroit was for three to s...
December 15, 2010 | By Steve Satre
When I'm taxiing around airports worldwide, I'm always amused to see that they still have windsocks. It's maybe the only thing from the first days of aviation that you'll still find at modern airports. It's low tech, but it gives a clear indication of wind strength and direction...at least to anyon...
November 30, 2010 | By Steve Satre
I live in a suburb of Washington, D.C., and heavy rush hour traffic is a common source of complaint around here. Downtown office workers often have drives that are routinely in excess of an hour and sometimes far longer.A long commute is a fact of life for a large percentage of airline pilots and f...
November 24, 2010 | By Steve Satre
I'm writing this longhand as we fly back from Frankfurt, Germany. We're over the North Atlantic, a few hours from landing in New York. Out here there are no controllers to talk to, and not much to do except monitor the instruments and make the occasional position report.It's been a routine trip. Go...
November 19, 2010 | By Steve Satre
November 2010 | By Leonard R. Scotty
The day Claude Grahame-White thrilled the crowd at the Boston-Harvard meet.
September 08, 2010 | By Gavin Mortimer
In a 2004 interview, an RAF hero recalled encounters with friends and enemies during the Battle of Britain.
September 03, 2010 | By Gavin Mortimer
For some pilots, a good-luck charm is standard equipment.
September 2010 | By Michael Klesius
...on the Missing Persons File
September 2010 | By The Editors
Stories my mother told me.
August 2010 | By Melissa Jordan
One of the world's most inventive pilots makes everything old look new again.
August 2010 | By Debbie Gary
August 2010 | By Tom Crouch
Of wind, helium, and hope — plus the occasional disaster.
August 2010 | By Mark Karpel
Nobody handled a Tomcat like Snort.
July 2010 | By Debbie Gary
For one mission in Vietnam, the best aircraft for the job was a bomber from World War II.
July 2010 | By David Lande
July 2010 | By J.R. Dailey
July 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
The daughter of a WASP tells her mother's tale.
June 16, 2010 | By The Editors
The memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds.
May 17, 2010 | By The Editors