20th Century AviationAviation innovations, milestones and developments from 1901-2000
Aerospace celebrities talk about the flights that changed their lives.
July 2002 | By Phil Scott
It took 28 seconds for USAir Flight 427 to plummet from the sky. It took the National Transportation Safety Board five years to figure out why.
July 2002 | By Bill Adair
July 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
Why airshows have so many Russians on their rosters.
May 2002 | By Debbie Gary
The reality of spaceflight is tangible; a spacecraft or flight spare enables us to preserve the technology involved in a Mars landing so that future generations can understand how it was done. But how do you preserve a "sensation" so that future generations will appreciate its impact on society?
May 2002 | By Bob Craddock
They're like highly specialized surgeons: there are few of them and they're in great demand.
March 2002 | By Stephan Wilkinson
The F-111: In Australia, an airplane for all seasons.
March 2002 | By William Triplett
Birds do it, bees do it. Can two weird aircraft make aviation history doing it?
January 2002 | By Graham Chandler
Every pilot needs a place to work.
January 2002 | By Eric Long and Mark Avino
Tracking launches from Cape Canaveral required old boats and iron guts.
January 2002 | By Dan Kovalchik
An ingenious new use for an old Cessna.
January 2002 | By Richard Sassaman
The Diamond is the only one of its kind ever built.
November 2001 | By Becki Bell
Can the superplane make a comeback?
September 2001 | By Joseph Harriss
A Russian-born journalist penetrates mission control for Mir's final moments.
July 2001 | By Anatoly Zak
The B-52 that launched a thousand ships.
July 2001 | By Preston Lerner
Now and then, the faintest whisper returns from NASA's distant space probes.
July 2001 | By J. Kelly Beatty
July 2001 | By Russell Gregory
The origins of the missing man formation.
May 2001 | By Daniel Ford
March 2001 | By Bruce Bohannon
A helicopter pilot recalls his peacekeeping tour of duty over one of the world's most strife-torn regions.
January 2001 | By Jonathan Knaul