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Table of Contents—November 2014 Aviation History

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:59 pm
Subscribe to Aviation History in print and digital versions today! FEATURES The Warplane Nobody Wanted By Stephan Wilkinson The A-10 Warthog was built for one mission: close air support. But does a single-mission airplane still make sense today? The Magnificent Seven…

Letter from Aviation History—November 2014

Carl von Wodtke | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Going Down Low Few military aviation missions generate the spectrum of passions associated with close air support. Fighter-bomber pilots have typically performed such ground-attack missions with some reluctance, knowing that by flying low and slow they're more vulnerable to anti-aircraft …

Letters from Readers—November 2014, Aviation History

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  Another Air Cadet I really enjoyed the article in the September issue by Hadley Dixon, "Letters Home." Enclosed is a picture [above] of my uncle, Sam Byerley, in the 1940s, standing by a BT-14. I believe he's at the …

Table of Contents—September 2014 Aviation History

Published: July 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm
Subscribe to Aviation History  magazine today! FEATURES The Long Haul By John Ottley Jr. B-29 radar navigator Richard Almand flew the last heavy bomber raid of World War II—a nearly 17-hour mission. A Wing and a Prayer By Jay Barbree …

Letters From Readers—September 2014 Aviation History

Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Readers share their insights and memories of Link Trainers and "Badass" pilots.

Letter From Aviation History—September 2014

Carl von Wodtke | Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm
The September 2014 Letter from Aviation History discusses the Warbirds Over the Beach airshow at the Military Aviation Museum near Virginia Beach.

Table of Contents—July 2014, Aviation History

Published: May 02, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Subscribe to Aviation History magazine today! FEATURES The Goldilocks Fighter By Stephan Wilkinson Grumman's F6F Hellcat was just the right airplane at just the right time for the U.S. Navy. Badass Pilots: A Vanishing Breed? By Walter J. Boyne …

Letters from Readers—July 2014 Aviation History

Published: May 02, 2014 at 11:03 am
Readers share their thoughts and insights into the Link Trainer, P-38s in World War II, and test pilot Tony LeVier.

Letter from Aviation History—July 2014

Published: May 02, 2014 at 11:02 am
The Show Goes On After a year off due to federal sequester budget cuts, the U.S. military flight demo teams—the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds—are back in action, thrilling crowds at major airshows across the country. The …

Letters from Readers—'Aviation History,' May 2014

Published: February 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Readers send us their comments on the AD-1 oblique wing, the Wright Brother's first flight, Covey FACs, and Scott Crossfield.

Letter from Aviation History—May 2014

Carl von Wodtke | Published: February 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Staff Sergeant Alan Magee demonstrates the cramped confines of a B-17 ball turret. [Weider History Archive] The Miracle of Saint-Nazaire Like many young men of his generation, Alan Magee enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps shortly after the Japanese …

Letters from Readers—March 2014 'Aviation History'

Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:50 pm
"First flight" debate, further reading on "The Greenland Ice Cap Rescue," and memories of the Gee Bee racers.

Letter from 'Aviation History'—March 2014

C.V. Glines, Contributing Editor | Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Exploring the legacy of the Doolittle Raiders and contributing editor C.V. Glines's personal observations of their importance.

Table of Contents—March 2014 Aviation History

Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:42 pm
Now you can read Aviation History magazine on any device! FEATURES Wizard of Warplanes By Stephan Wilkinson Willy Messerschmitt gave his name to a vast array of aircraft, including the deadliest fighter of World War II. Not-So-Secret Weapon By C.G. …

Table of Contents—January 2014 'Aviation History'

Published: November 04, 2013 at 1:55 pm
Subscribe to print & digital editions of Aviation History magazine today! FEATURES Boyington's Bastards By Don Hollway Hero-hungry Americans couldn't get enough of the "Black Sheep," the Marines of VMF-214 who followed "Pappy" Boyington to fame in the Pacific. Skyrocketing …

Letters from Readers—January 2014

Published: November 04, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Transonic Spitfires? Congrats to Nicholas O'Dell on a great Spitfire article ["Mitchell's Masterpiece," November]. We need to be reminded now and again just how good this airplane was/is, and what an impact it had on the first half of the …
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