Breaking in the Mustang
By General F. Michael Rogers, as told to Jon Guttman
Remembered today as the best all-around fighter of WWII, the P-51 had some serious teething problems.
Mr. Stewart Goes to War
By Richard L. Hayes
Jimmy Stewart considered his WWII service as a B-24 Liberator pilot one of the greatest experiences of a wonderful life.
Midair Over the Grand Canyon
By Tim Queeney
A tragic airliner collision resulted in safer American skies.
America’s First Homegrown Ace
By Michael D. Hull
“Hat in the Ring” pilot Douglas Campbell became the first American-trained flier to down a German in WWI.
The Blackbirds Take Wing
By Phil Scott
“Race pilot” William Powell believed promoting black aviation was key to achieving equality.
By David Rust
Cold War F-84G pilots improvised a surprising twist on bomb delivery.
By Dick Smith
A mammoth B-36 dominates an Arizona museum.
By Stephan Wilkinson
Britain’s TSR-2 was the James Dean of airplanes.
By Andy Chan, John Gong & Michael R. Little
Chinese-American fighter ace Art Chin overcame adversity.
Letter From Aviation History
By Jon Guttman
In “Breaking in the Mustang” in the March 2011 issue, the North American P-51 is called “the best all-around fighter of World War II.” Do you agree, and if not, what fighter would you choose? Click here to share your comments.