Dragon Lady Down

Republic of China Air Force Major “Mike” Hua pulled off a nighttime dead-stick landing in an early U-2
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Gee Bee Super Q.E.D. II

The Super Q.E.D. II first flew in September 2013, and made its public debut at Oshkosh in the summer of 2014.
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Original Air Force One

An L-749 Constellation is the first aircraft to carry the coveted call sign "Air Force One."
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Travel Air Type R Replica

The Travel Air Type R, popularly known as the “Mystery Ship,” was the first civilian air racer to beat military-backed modified fighters.
Fitz

The Adventures of Flying Fitz

The celebrated copilot of the first airplane to cross the Atlantic from east to west, James Fitzmaurice ended up a forgotten hero caught between two worlds

The Warplane Nobody Wanted

The A-10 Warthog has survived repeated attempts to put it out to pasture. Now its time may finally be up.
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Soccer War Corsair

Some of the most unusual Corsairs in the world are the two dozen that participated in the last-ever air war involving piston-engine fighters, during the July 1969 “Soccer War” between El Salvador...
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Seabee Revival

Every dog has its day—even a Seabee. A design bought by Republic to help keep its Long Island factory active when the world no longer needed P-47s, the ’Bee was poised to profit from the...
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Tweets Heard Round the World

During Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated 1937 round-the-world attempt, the famed Golden Age flier dubbed “Lady Lindy” relied on the press to keep her in the public eye. Before that last flight,...
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Hawaii by Air

Though the first transpacific air service to Hawaii began in 1935, via Pan American Airways’ Clippers, the real tourist boom didn’t commence until after WWII, when a new generation of airliners...
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A Wing and a Prayer

Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.
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WWII Heroes Win Gold

The Congressional Gold Medal has been approved for members of the Civil Air Patrol or CAP who served during WWII and to the legendary Doolittle Raiders.