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?
Visit the RAF Museum London's Colindale site to see the 24th annual RAF Photographic Competition, on display until April 28.
Readers send us their comments on the AD-1 oblique wing, the Wright Brother's first flight, Covey FACs, and Scott Crossfield.
The Miracle of Saint-Nazaire Like many young men of his generation, Alan Magee enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. At 5 foot 6 inches, he was judged the...
These 10 aviation tales prove that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Setting down on a carrier is difficult under the best conditions—but next to impossible if you can’t see.
A milestone historical event took place on November 9, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Rather than wait until there were only two Doolittle Tokyo Raiders left to turn over their own...
Exploring the legacy of the Doolittle Raiders and contributing editor C.V. Glines's personal observations of their importance.
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers transports players to key aerial conflicts from that theater of World War II, while allowing for a measure of historical revision.
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.
In the Vietnam War, adapting old principles of traditional cavalry to the new capabilities of the helicopter created an unprecedented fighting force
A faded wartime diary provides a window on the RAF's risky low-level bombing missions in the Adriatic.