Modern AviationAn era from 1991 to the present marked by achievements in air and space flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles and the International Space Station
Meet J.T. Bachmann, the first USMC pilot to fly the Joint Strike Fighter.
April 09, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
The 19th annual Airline Quality Rating has just been released by researchers at St. Louis University and Wichita State University, and the news is...pick your adjective: encouraging, surprising, suspect, generous, exaggerrated, overdue, no-way-this-can-be-true, whatever. This is because the report ...
April 07, 2009 | By Mike Klesius
Population: Zero. Threat level: High
March 27, 2009 | By Ed Darack
Never mind that the guy in this video sounds like the turtle in Finding Nemo ("He was killin' it, and you were killin' it, I was comin' down, and Dude, you both went 'Whoaaah!' and I was like 'Nooooo!!'") This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time: wingsuit flyers Jeff Nebelkopf and...
March 26, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
As a woman, I hate to report that the team that won a U.S. Department of Energy engineering competition last weekend was all girls, as if to say, “Check out the girls! They can be engineers, just like boys!” I mean of course they can. But I have to admit that in a historically guy-dominated field ...
March 23, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
The Web site of the Federal Aviation Administration, like most government sites, is pretty tame, but can be an interesting browse for prop-heads. For instance, clicking around the Flight Delay Information map, you’ll learn that at New York’s JFK International, “Disabled Aircraft…causing departure d...
March 11, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
If you want a customer to spend $10 billion on your jet fighters, you gotta bust some Mach.
March 2009 | By Jorge and Karen Escalona
Out of gas? Not a problem.
March 2009 | By Michael Klesius
March 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
Michael O'Leary, head of Ireland's low-cost airline Ryanair, let slip on Friday that he was considering charging passengers to use the onboard lavoratories. "We are looking at...putting a coin slot on the toilet door," O'Leary told reporters, suggesting a British pound coin per restroom visit.Other...
February 27, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Chesley Sullenberger and his crew have been duly credited for their successful ditching in the Hudson River. But a British pilot writes in a recent issue of Flight International:
"The crew that carried out the Hudson ditching are testimony to the fact that training pays." Well, I've only been doing...
February 26, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Chesley Sullenberger talks about That Day, his advice for young pilots, and hitting the ditch button (or not).
February 18, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
Up there or down here, it can be a struggle to maintain “situational awareness.”
July 14, 2008 | By Roger A. Mola
Stops on a tour through america's hangar
July 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Not just maneuverability. Supermaneuverability.
May 21, 2008 | By Roger Mola
The road to the moon was paved with good intentions.
January 01, 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
From Al Asad Air Base, portraits of U.S. aircraft and crews in the fourth year of fighting.
November 2007 | By the Editors
De-plane in the fast lane.
November 2007 | By Mark Huber
November 01, 2007 | By Joe Pappalardo
Why does every Mars mission have to be better than the last?
November 01, 2007 | By Bob Craddock