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Letters from Readers—Aviation History, May 2015

Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Readers share their thoughts and insights on previously published Aviation History stories.

Book Review: Healy's West, by Gordon E. Tolton

Published: January 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm
John Healy is one of those Westerners whose life touched on legend but went unsung, an oversight author Gordon Tolton hopes to remedy with this biography.

Letter From Aviation History—March 2015

Carl von Wodtke | Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Amid tragic setbacks in the nascent commercial aviation industry were hopeful signs that aerospace dreamers will continue to innovate, regardless of the risks.

Thinking Outside the Gondola

Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:04 pm
On October 24, 2014, Alan Eustace ascended to 135,890 feet wearing a pressure suit with life support system before exceeding the speed of sound in a record-breaking skydive. [J. Martin Harris] A little more than two years after Felix Baumgartner's …

Book Review: Reshaw, by Jefferson Glass

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Trailblazing frontier entrepreneur John Baptiste Richard (or "Reshaw") gets his historical due in this biography by Jefferson Glass.

Dragon Lady Down

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: November 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
Republic of China Air Force Major “Mike” Hua pulled off a nighttime dead-stick landing in an early U-2

Gee Bee Super Q.E.D. II

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: November 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm
The Super Q.E.D. II first flew in September 2013, and made its public debut at Oshkosh in the summer of 2014.

The Adventures of Flying Fitz

Derek O'Connor | Published: October 30, 2014 at 9:37 am
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

Interview With Author Will Bagley

Candy Moulton | Published: October 03, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Will Bagley's latest book relates the history of Wyoming's South Pass, the historic overland crossing of the Rocky Mountains

Mormon Handcart Horrors

Candy Moulton | Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:55 am
In 1856 Mormon leader Brigham Young beckoned companies of faithful Saints across the Plains to Utah Territory tethered to these ‘two-wheeled torture devices’—with disastrous results

Book Review: South Pass, by Will Bagley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:05 am
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.

Book Review: Citizen Explorer, by Jared Orsi

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:37 am
Jared Orsi's biography of Zebulon Pike seeks to rejuvenate the reputation of the once-celebrated explorer.

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…

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 …

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.
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