Reginal Mitchell's Supermarine Spitfire; the mysterious disappearance of the Hawaii Clipper; Max Immelmann, the "Fokker Scourge;" the effort to cut off Hitler's oil supply in Ploesti; a dramatic search-and-rescue in Greenland during World War II.
Any American who can fog a mirror will know the name of the airplane and aviator that first flew from New York to Paris nonstop, but the details of a perhaps more difficult accomplishment—first to fly...
Aviation History Reader Poll During the 1940s, the Gardenville Project (story, P. 38) demonstrated that a small team of dedicated employees could use trail and error to develop a groundbreaking...
The September 2013 issue of Aviation History explores the Luftwaffe's Stuka, the Martin Marauder, the birth of the Bell 47 helicopter, and the Fokker Triplane, among many other aviation wonders.
View our exclusive animation and preview our story about the bold British raid on Germany’s strategic river dams.
In the July 2013 issue of 'Aviation History,' readers share insights into our stories on the death of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Superforts vs. MiGs, and other topics.
The March 2013 Aviation History has articles on Charles Lindbergh, Vincent Burnelli and Maurice Hurel, P-51 pilot William Lyons, Imperial Airways, Chinooks and the sidewinder missile.
Christ Prevost of the Vintage Airplane Company has just returned to the air the F3F-2 you see here, which made its first post-restoration flight last September. Grumman F3Fs would have been iconic fighters...
Seattle's Museum of Flight premiered the new hi-def version of the PBS doc Pioneers in Aviation: The Race to the Moon.
The March 2013 Letter From Aviation History discusses the legacy of Charles A. Lindbergh.
The March 2013 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the legacy of Charles Lindbergh and his isolationist views.
Jon Coleman bites off all he can chew in Here Lies Hugh Glass, an ambitious treatise on American exceptionalism centered around the 19th-century mauling of mountain man Glass.
The November 2012 Aviation History has articles on French ace Jean Navarre, the world's most beautiful airplanes, materiel delivered by clippers during World War II, A personal account of an air support mission in southern Iraq, South African ace Pat Pattle, and Curtiss O-52 Owl planes soared into combat in Soviet service.
Paul Dye has restored the original RV-1, progenitor of the world's most successful line of homebuilt planes.
The September 2012 Aviation History has articles on German ace Gerhard Barkhorn, a Convair F-106A that landed itself, the Grumman Ov-1 Mohawk, controlling a spin, the 459th Fighter Squadron in Burma, and inventor Juan de la Cierva.
In the September 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the Meyers OTW biplane, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and the PB2Y Coronado Flying Boat.