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Table of Contents—Aviation History, July 2015

Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:36 pm
With this issue, 'Aviation History' is celebrating 25 years of publication.

Bata Lockheed Electra

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:06 pm
Bata's 1937 Lockheed 10A Electra helped pioneer the corporate airplane concept. Many of us assume that corporate flying was developed by Texas oil barons and Midwestern entrepreneurs during the 1930s, but it was a Czech shoe company, Bata, that pioneered …

Drones vs. Poachers

Published: May 04, 2015 at 12:55 pm
The drones are flown from a mobile command post. The Lindbergh Foundation Poachers are killing so many elephants and rhinos in Africa that biologists predict both species may soon be extinct without massive intervention. According to the Charles A. and …

Letters From Readers—July 2015

Published: May 04, 2015 at 12:41 pm
Readers share their insights on stories that appeared in 'Aviation History' Magazine.

Making 'The Blue Max'

Don Hollway | Published: May 01, 2015 at 11:35 am
Filmed 50 years ago, long before the advent of CGI, "The Blue Max" required two air forces built from scratch.

The Other Cactus Air Force

Lawrence Spinetta | Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:36 pm
The contributions of the Army Air Forces were vital to victory at Guadalcanal

Letters from Readers—Aviation History, May 2015

Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Readers share their thoughts and insights on previously published Aviation History stories.

The Miraculous Mosquito

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:06 pm
De Havilland's versatile Wooden Wonder racked up an admirable combat record within a remarkably short timespan

Letter From Aviation History—March 2015

Carl von Wodtke | Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Amid tragic setbacks in the nascent commercial aviation industry were hopeful signs that aerospace dreamers will continue to innovate, regardless of the risks.

Letters From Readers—Aviation History March 2015

Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Readers share their thoughts on recent issues of Aviation History magazine.

Frederick Rutland: Tinker, Sailor, Aviator, Spy

Thomas G. Bradbeer | Published: January 02, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Royal Navy pilot Rutland earned a reputation as a WWI hero before a misstep led to his disgrace in 1941

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk: A Fighter on All Fronts

Jon Guttman | Published: January 02, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Curtiss-Wright's shark-nosed P-40 Warhawks gained their greatest fame over Burma, but the plane saw service on many fronts during World War II.

Table of Contents—November 2014 Aviation History

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:59 pm
Subscribe to Aviation History in print and digital versions today! FEATURES The Warplane Nobody Wanted By Stephan Wilkinson The A-10 Warthog was built for one mission: close air support. But does a single-mission airplane still make sense today? The Magnificent Seven…

The Warplane Nobody Wanted

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:57 pm
The A-10 Warthog has survived repeated attempts to put it out to pasture. Now its time may finally be up.

Soccer War Corsair

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Some of the most unusual Corsairs in the world are the two dozen that participated in the last-ever air war involving piston-engine fighters, during the July 1969 "Soccer War" between El Salvador and Honduras. (The two air forces had a …

Seabee Revival

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:53 pm
Mike Araldi's Republic RC-3 amphibian, which he christened "Abeja" ("Bee"), is marked accordingly. Mike Araldi Every dog has its day—even a Seabee. A design bought by Republic to help keep its Long Island factory active when the world no longer …
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