Test PilotsAviators who fly new or experimental aircraft for testing purposes
The Test Pilot Tradition
November 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
At old McCook Field, the art of flying became a science.
November 2013 | By Stephen Joiner
The day a Douglas DC-8 busted Mach 1.
August 2011 | By Bill Wasserzieher
Nobody handled a Tomcat like Snort.
July 2010 | By Debbie Gary
One of China's top test pilots recalls the H-Bomb that almost backfired.
January 2010 | By Bob Bergin
A peek into the logbooks of history’s notable pilots.
November 2009 | By Tom LeCompte
Meet the first commercial rocketship pilots.
March 2009 | By Michael Belfiore
A top Soviet-era test pilot talks about his favorite MiGs and his friend Yuri Gagarin.
January 22, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Life came at you fast when you flew the X-15.
November 2007 | By Peter Garrison
If you fall off your horse...
July 2005 | By Brian Binnie
"Uh oh. Why is this piston rod left over?" Meet the pilots who are gutsy enough to fly freshly restored airplanes.
July 2003 | By Mark Huber
Fifty years ago, North Korea's secret allies plotted to heist from the United States a North American F-86.
July 2003 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
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
My climb to the top in the F-104.
November 2002 | By George J. Marrett
Aerospace celebrities talk about the flights that changed their lives.
July 2002 | By Phil Scott
Behind the glamour boys in X-planes is an entire profession making sure your Cessna has its wings on straight.
January 2001 | By D.C. Agle
January 2001 | By Charles Spence
Even before NASA was created, civilian and military labs were in search of spacemen.
September 2000 | By Tony Reichhardt
Did an XP-86 beat Yeager to the punch?
January 1999 | By Al Blackburn