CenturiesAviation innovations, milestones and developments from the 18th through the 21st century
For a century, each has shaped the other.
June 2013 | By Julie Decker and Jeremy Kinney
The Waverider soars, thanks to the longest scramjet burn ever.
May 08, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Navy’s unmanned combat aircraft makes a historic takeoff, and prepares for carrier trials at sea.
December 06, 2012 | By John M. Doyle
Will UAVs become as indispensable for journalists as notepads and digital recorders?
November 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A Marine Corps pilot flies CASEVAC missions in Iraq.
September 2012 | By Rocky Checca
A new book documents the evolution of stewardesses from registered nurses to starlets in the sky.
September 18, 2012 | By Bruce McAllister and Stephan Wilkinson
All the Smithsonian’s one-of-a-kind aircraft
August 14, 2012 | By Patricia Trenner
When the AirBurr flying robot crashes into an obstacle, it rights itself and keeps going.
July 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
For the first time since World War II, fighters are stationed at RAF Northolt.
July 2012 | By Carl Posey
The Dreamliner’s quiet revolution.
July 2012 | By Stephen Joiner
The Coléoptère was one weird-looking aircraft.
July 2012 | By Jeremy Davis
Europe’s frontline fighter is a marvel of technology.
May 21, 2012 | By Carl Posey
Watch Yves Rossy fly his jet-powered wing above the Swiss countryside.
April 24, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Use our interactive map to link to events around the country, then share your airshow experiences.
April 2012 | By Air & Space staff
There's a reason why we don't already have them.
April 04, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
This year’s National Air and Space Museum lifetime achievement award winner, Burt Rutan, talks about music, golf and his favorite chair.
March 2012 | By Perry Turner
With the F-35, Lockheed Martin takes a turn trying to make one combat plane that can do everything.
February 2012 | By Richard Whittle
Want to set a record-breaking flight? You’ll need an observer from the National Aeronautic Association.
January 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A retrospective of Burt Rutan's high-performance art.
January 2012 | By The Editors
Teams gathered their experimental planes in Santa Rosa, California last week for a competition of their environmental industriousness.
October 03, 2011 | By Heather Goss