Aviation ErasPeriods of innovation in the history of aviation from early flight to the modern age
Nowadays the U.S. President has his own airplane. But for Franklin Roosevelt in 1943, flying was still a big deal.
January 18, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Sikorsky HO5S-1 made its name flying medevac missions in Korea.
January 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
From a Navy Reserve pilot’s letters home, a picture of the darkest days of the Korean War
January 2013 | By David Sears
In the winter of 1909, chic Parisians sported Blériot, Antoinette, and Voisin biplanes on their heads.
December 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Unlikely soldiers during World War II: More than 250,000 pigeons deployed by the British.
December 18, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Why does the solitary night fighter call out for a nickname?
November 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The year's best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.
November 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
In 1948, Idaho decided the best way to move beavers was to airdrop them.
November 26, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Sometimes passengers and crew are downright inhuman.
November 21, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Find yourself in a hostile environment? The Air Force knows what to do.
November 19, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
From sculptural beauty to functional transport, the Model 18 is an airplane of many guises.
November 16, 2012 | By Diane Tedeschi and Caroline Sheen
Driving a drone is (apparently) nothing like playing World of Warcraft.
November 15, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
It appears to have, uh, gone missing.
November 08, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
One reason more soldiers are making it home alive.
November 2012 | By Michael Klesius
A Buckminster Fuller design was grounded in aerospace technology.
November 2012 | By Nick D’Alto
De Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito
November 2012 | By Graham Chandler
Oddball items at the National Air and Space Museum.
October 31, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
To find their way home, aviators used to be able to read the rooftops.
October 19, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Destroying a 727 in the name of science, and entertainment.
October 05, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A new book documents the barnstormers, aircraft designers, and airline entrepreneurs who made their mark in the deep South.
September 27, 2012 | By Vincent P. Caire