SKYFARING: A Journey With a Pilot

SKYFARING: A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2015, $25.95. Mark Vanhoenacker is a British Airways 747 first officer. He came to his livelihood in a roundabout...

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR Steam Edition

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR  Steam Edition Store.steampowered.com, $24.99. Recently “Airware” mentioned the pending release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) Steam Edition to the Steam gaming...

Book Review – SKYFARING: A Journey With a Pilot

SKYFARING: A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2015, $25.95. Mark Vanhoenacker is a British Airways 747 first officer. He came to his livelihood in a roundabout...

Mystery Ship, November 2015 – Bell XV-15

The Bell XV-15 tiltrotor demonstrator was the much-flown progenitor of today’s Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey. The XV-15 could take off and land in confined spaces like a helicopter, but fly horizontally with the...

Building an Arado Ar-234B-2/N

Historical records indicate that Germany only built 210 Arado Ar-234 “Blitz” aircraft before World War II came to a close. While most were completed as bomber-reconnaissance versions, a few were produced...

The Greatest Airshow on Earth

The Aviation History team traveled to Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual EAA AirVenture show, and captured some dynamite images. Here’s a small...
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Letter From Aviation History—September 2015

Arsenal of Democracy Warbirds filled the skies over Washington, D.C., on May 8, in an aerial display that’s unlikely to ever be repeated. The Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover...

In the Mustang’s Wake

The P-51 Mustang was fast. Historian Ray Wagner called its last iteration, the 490-mph P-51H, “probably the fastest prop-driven plane actually used in wartime.” The cautious “probably” and “actually...
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Living in the Age of Airplanes

Producer/director Brian Terwilliger’s love letter to aviation, Living in the Age of Airplanes reminds us of the myriad ways in which flying has transformed our lives and our world. At the film’s April 8...

Breitling Jet Team Debuts in U.S.

Spectators at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In & International Expo in Lakeland, Fla., got to see the first-ever public performance in America of the Breitling Jet Team on April 24 and 25. Flying L-39 Albatroses...