A replica Albatros D.Va built in the 1970s has been restored and is back in the air. Students of the Saxe Middle School of New Canaan, Connecticut, raised funds for the restoration.
Readers share their thoughts and insights into the Link Trainer, P-38s in World War II, and test pilot Tony LeVier.
Hellcat pilot David McCampbell used his gunnery skills to achieve “ace in a day” status twice, earning the Medal of Honor and ultimately becoming the U.S. Navy’s ace of aces
Aviation has more than its share of amazing survival stories and bizarre flying incidents. What’s the strangest flying-related tale you’ve ever heard?
Readers send us their comments on the AD-1 oblique wing, the Wright Brother's first flight, Covey FACs, and Scott Crossfield.
Designed by Americans and introduced by the British, the Lewis proved the most reliable and versatile Allied light machine gun of World War I.
Setting down on a carrier is difficult under the best conditions—but next to impossible if you can’t see.
Aviation History Reader Poll The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders held their final reunion this past November, drinking a special toast to fallen comrades (see our story and guest editorial). What do you...
Exploring the legacy of the Doolittle Raiders and contributing editor C.V. Glines's personal observations of their importance.
On April 18, 1942, in the northwest Pacific, aviation legend Jimmy Doolittle and copilot Dick Cole led a flight of 16 B-25B bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet bound for targets in Japan. Cole shares his memories of that historic raid.
Despite is susceptibility to Stingers, the Mi-24 assault gunship packs a sting of its own and has proved an enduring war machine.
Three National Guardsmen on a morning sightseeing flight were among the first casualties on December 7, 1941.
Transonic Spitfires? Congrats to Nicholas O’Dell on a great Spitfire article . We need to be reminded now and again just how good this airplane was/is, and what an impact it had on the first half of the...
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.
The Fifteenth Air Force struggled for four long months to shut off Hitler’s Balkan oil supply near Ploesti.