Early FlightThe first decades of aviation, marked by the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in 1903
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
March 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
March 2003 | By Mary Collins
When a private collection of Wright Company papers went public, we discovered that many of our notions about the Wrights' business practices were wrong.
March 2003 | By Douglas Gantenbein
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
Bathing beauties from the time when aircraft first crossed oceans.
January 2003 | By Illustrations by Ian Marshall
November 2002 | By Vadim Prokhorov
November 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
January 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
The Diamond is the only one of its kind ever built.
November 2001 | By Becki Bell
The wonderful, unworkable world of airplane design in the years before the Wright brothers.
March 2001 | By Phil Scott
A dedicated craftsman explores the invention of the airplane by recreating its predecessors.
May 1998 | By Tom Crouch