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.
How pioneering pilots learned to escape the death spiral.
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.
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...
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.
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.
The July 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses aviation trailblazers Orville and Wilbur Wright, Walter Wellman, Alexander Lippisch, Joe Walker and Paul Allen.
The X-15 tested the limits of speed and altitude for winged aircraft, bridging the gap between the air and space ages.
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?
The July 2012 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the United States' recruiting of former Nazi aerospace engineers in Operation Paperclip.
Three legendary war correspondents—Robert Capa, Ernie Pyle, and Ernest Hemingway—scramble to cover the Allied advance across France.
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
The crash site of China National Aviation Corporation C-47 No. 60 has been discovered in China's rugged Yunnan Province.
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.
Before computer-generated images, aviation films had real airplanes and real aviators at the controls.
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.