Adventurers & Trail Blazers
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.
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.
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.
Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
How pioneering pilots learned to escape the death spiral.
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.
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:09 pm
The Stratolaunch Systems production facility broke ground at Mojave Air and Space Port in January 2012.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.