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Letter From Aviation History - March 2013

Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm
The March 2013 Letter From Aviation History discusses the legacy of Charles A. Lindbergh.

Was it right to criticize Charles Lindbergh for his isolationist views?

Published: January 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm
The March 2013 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the legacy of Charles Lindbergh and his isolationist views.

Book Review: Here Lies Hugh Glass, by Jon T. Coleman

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 02, 2012 at 5:33 pm
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.

Table of Contents - November 2012 Aviation History

Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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.

Van's Homebuilt RVs

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Paul Dye has restored the original RV-1, progenitor of the world's most successful line of homebuilt planes.

Table of Contents - September 2012 Aviation History

Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm
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.

Letters From Readers - September 2012 Aviation History

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
In the September 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the Meyers OTW biplane, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and the PB2Y Coronado Flying Boat.

Letter From Aviation History - September 2012

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
The September 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses the retirement of the Discovery and the NASA space shuttle program, along with the future of American spaceflight: the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.

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.
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