A little more than two years after Felix Baumgartner’s highly publicized parachute jump from the Red Bull Stratos gondola at 128,100 feet on October 14, 2012, his record fell with little fanfare. Moreover,...
Trailblazing frontier entrepreneur John Baptiste Richard (or "Reshaw") gets his historical due in this biography by Jefferson Glass.
Republic of China Air Force Major “Mike” Hua pulled off a nighttime dead-stick landing in an early U-2
The Super Q.E.D. II first flew in September 2013, and made its public debut at Oshkosh in the summer of 2014.
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
Will Bagley's latest book relates the history of Wyoming's South Pass, the historic overland crossing of the Rocky Mountains
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
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.
Jared Orsi's biography of Zebulon Pike seeks to rejuvenate the reputation of the once-celebrated explorer.
Another Air Cadet I really enjoyed the article in the September issue by Hadley Dixon, “Letters Home.” Enclosed is a picture of my uncle, Sam Byerley, in the 1940s, standing by a BT-14. I...
Readers share their insights and memories of Link Trainers and "Badass" pilots.
The September 2014 Letter from Aviation History discusses the Warbirds Over the Beach airshow at the Military Aviation Museum near Virginia Beach.
Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.
Under the current standards of conduct in the U.S. military, where it's "one mistake and you're out," is there still a place for maverick pilots like Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Hub Zemke, Jack Broughton and John Boyd?
The Curtiss-Wright CW-19 is a rare representative of the transitional days when U.S. aviation stepped fully into the mid-20th century.