Aviation ErasPeriods of innovation in the history of aviation from early flight to the modern age
The Dreamliner’s quiet revolution.
July 2012 | By Stephen Joiner
The first newspaper ad for an airplane appeared 103 years ago today.
June 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Do you ask for exactly three, not four ice cubes in your beverage? Flight attendants might think of you as a problem passenger.
June 25, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The call that makes every Apache pilot freeze.
June 18, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
How psychologists conditioned soldiers and civilians to the sounds of combat during World War II.
June 07, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The legendary WWII fighter wasn't so fast getting out of the factory.
May 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
An interview with the President and CEO of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
May 2012 | By Linda Shiner
Long before Swanson's TV dinner, there was the Maxson Sky Plate.
May 17, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Text messaging, from 1912 to 2012.
May 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Want to get your message across in letters as tall as the Empire State Building and stretching across eight miles of sky? Call The Geico Skytypers.
May 08, 2012 | By Linda Shiner
For a mere $300,000, you can buy this unique stealthy seagoing vessel.
May 04, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
The Run for the Roses starts with a flight to Churchill Downs.
May 04, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
To buy a piece of space history, you need plenty of cash.
May 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
With his whimsical sculptures, Gregory Bryant celebrates early ideas about winged flight.
May 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The occupational hazards of flying the U-2.
May 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
The Moffett Field landmark may yet house aircraft again.
May 2012 | By Kara Platoni
Between 1920 and 1975, Donald Douglas’ company—and a southern California city—helped shape aviation history.
April 2012 | By The Editors
On his record-setting flight in 1938, the billionaire had two navigators, only one of which was human.
April 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
In a Cessna 172, no less.
March 22, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
One of Lockheed’s former chief test pilots for high altitude reconnaissance describes the joys and terrors of the U-2.
March 2012 | By Linda Shiner