AviatorsEarly flight pioneers, military aviators and military and airline pilots
Holder of the Guinness World Record for most types of aircraft flown.
July 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Dan Cherry and Hong My met in the skies over North Vietnam in 1972, then again 36 years later.
May 2009 | By Dan Cherry
The Grumman A-6 was ugly, but it sure could cook.
May 2009 | By Rafael Lima
May 2009 | By Peter M. Cleland
Meet J.T. Bachmann, the first USMC pilot to fly the Joint Strike Fighter.
April 09, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
The son of famed airshow pilot Sean Tucker follows in his father’s smoke trails.
March 17, 2009 | By Jill Michaels
Meet the first commercial rocketship pilots.
March 2009 | By Michael Belfiore
Chesley Sullenberger talks about That Day, his advice for young pilots, and hitting the ditch button (or not).
February 18, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
A top Soviet-era test pilot talks about his favorite MiGs and his friend Yuri Gagarin.
January 22, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
The truth behind the tall tales of Hubert Fauntleroy Julian.
January 2009 | By David Shaftel
From five witnesses came a family tradition to honor the moment the airplane was born.
January 2009 | By Tom Crouch
Portraits of female pilots
December 19, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
When the Air Mail Service decided to establish a route between New York City and Chicago, two pilots competed to fly it first.
September 18, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Five years after Kitty Hawk, the Wrights finally showed the world their invention.
August 29, 2008 | By Tom D. Crouch
Feng Ru made history on the California coast, then introduced airplanes to his native land.
August 13, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
In an era when Chinese women weren’t allowed to drive cars, Lee Ya-Ching flew the globe.
July 24, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Loni Habersetzer teaches pilots how to land on the harshest terrain.
May 2008 | By Tom LeCompte
A talk with the Air Force historian.
May 2008 | By Patricia Trenner
And has anyone ever been stripped of that status?
April 07, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
For their first airshows, the Wright exhibition team relied on the Model B.
March 19, 2008 | By Paul Glenshaw