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  • A Soldier Prays for Peace

    John Glenn’s World War II service led to his quest for a safer world The hero of the space race had never publicly shown his temper. But on May 4, 1974, the stoicism, the...

  • Rescuing the Frozen Chosen

    Naval air support played a crucial role in covering the withdrawal of U.N. forces from North Korea’s Chosin Reservoir. Snow squalls hovered over heaving whitecaps in the...

  • Letter From Aviation History: Propulsive Force

    One horsepower versus 32 million horsepower. That’s the difference between the power generated by the average human being and the approximate power output of a Saturn V...

  • Bob Hoover: Remembering the Pilots’ Pilot

    Fighter pilot, test pilot, aerobatic pilot: Bob Hoover is considered the greatest of all by airmen worldwide It took Flight Officer Robert A. “Bob” Hoover more than two years...

  • The Rise of Unmanned Aircraft

    From inauspicious biplane beginnings to near mastery of the skies above combat zones, UAVs have a rich history....

  • “Lucky” Penney on 9/11

    Fifteen years ago on a sunny September day, civil aviation as we knew it changed forever. So too did the lives of all Americans, as the horrifying spectacle of airliners crashing...

  • Sully Speaks Out

    The “Miracle on the Hudson” was no miracle; it was the culmination of a 35-year military and airline flying career Captain Chesley Sullenberger was the right person, in the...

  • Letter From Aviation History: Collateral Damage

    At what point did it become morally acceptable to bomb civilians? Two articles in the September 2016 issue examine tipping points in the history of strategic bombing that led to...


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Aviation History magazine is an authoritative, in-depth history of world aviation from its origins to the Space Age. Aviation History offers air enthusiasts the most detailed coverage of the history of manned flight, with action-packed stories and illustrations that put the reader in the cockpit with pilots and military (Army, Navy, and Marines) aviators to experience aviation’s greatest dramas.