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Spin Control

Evan Hadingham | Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
How pioneering pilots learned to escape the death spiral.

Emory Bronte and Ernie Smith: Flew From California to Hawaii in 1927

David H. Grover | Published: June 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm
The accomplishments of two pioneering civilians -- Emory Bronte and Ernie Smith -- who piloted a Travel Air across the Pacific in 1927 have been largely overlooked.

Book Review: China's Wings by Gregory Crouch

Richard R. Muller | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:28 pm
CHINA'S WINGS War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight By Gregory Crouch. 528 pp. Bantam, 2012. $30. The Shangri-La-ish dust jacket and breathless subtitle of China's Wings make it seem like a …

Table of Contents - July 2012 Aviation History

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:22 pm
The July 2012 Aviation History ha articles on the Mitsubishi Zero, Alexander Lippisch, the North American X-15, the RAF vs Mohammed bin Abdullah Hassan, Walter Wellman, and the F-21 Lion.

Letters From Readers - July 2012 Aviation History

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:19 pm
In the July 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the Kawanishi N1K1 "Rex," Consolidated PB4Y Privateer, Bud Anderson, General James Doolittle, General Alexander Patch and Frank Whittle.

Letter From Aviation History - July 2012

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:17 pm
The July 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses aviation trailblazers Orville and Wilbur Wright, Walter Wellman, Alexander Lippisch, Joe Walker and Paul Allen.

Across the Hypersonic Divide

Richard P. Hallion | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:14 pm
The X-15 tested the limits of speed and altitude for winged aircraft, bridging the gap between the air and space ages.

Allen and Rutan Aim for Orbit

Stephen Mauro | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:09 pm
The Stratolaunch Systems production facility broke ground at Mojave Air and Space Port in January 2012.

Was it right for the United States to recruit former Nazis as aerospace engineers after World War II?

Published: May 04, 2012 at 11:51 am
The July 2012 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the United States' recruiting of former Nazi aerospace engineers in Operation Paperclip.

From D-Day to Paris: The Story of a Lifetime

Alex Kershaw | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:48 am
Three legendary war correspondents—Robert Capa, Ernie Pyle, and Ernest Hemingway—scramble to cover the Allied advance across France.

Reviews - Donut Dolly, An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm
Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam, by Joann Puffer Kotcher, makes a strong case for the impact that a small cadre of women had on the arc of women's equality in the armed forces

Missing CNAC C-47 Located

Robert L. Willett | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
The crash site of China National Aviation Corporation C-47 No. 60 has been discovered in China's rugged Yunnan Province.

Table of Contents - May 2012 Aviation History

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:18 pm
The May 2012 Aviation History has articles on Mustang ace Bud Anderson, the Doolittle Raiders, the Fokker D.VII, the birth of Marine Corps aviation and Marine Corps HRS-1 helicopters.

Movie Stars With Wings

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Before computer-generated images, aviation films had real airplanes and real aviators at the controls.

Letters From Readers - May 2012 Aviation History

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:11 pm
In the May 2012 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss one of Jimmy Doolittle salvaged B-25s, Cook Cleland's F2G Corsair racer, Winston Churchill and Project Tip-Tow.

Letter From Aviation History - May 2012

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:10 pm
The May 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses the 100th anniversary of Marine Corps aviation.
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