A Wing and a Prayer

Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.
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Flight Test Museum to Expand

The Air Force Flight Test Museum, located at Edwards Air Force Base in California, is planning a move to bigger quarters.
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Albatros Returns to Old Rhinebeck

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.

Battling Beast Debuts

The first airplane to emerge from the new restoration hangar at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center was unveiled to the public on April 1: the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
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Patuxent Crown Jewel

While the Wright brothers were supplying versions of their Flyer to the U.S. Army, on February 25, 1911, Glenn Curtiss test-flew a version of his Model D tailored for the Navy. Using a 75-hp Cur­tiss O...
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Kermit’s Curtiss-Wrights

The Curtiss-Wright CW-19 is a rare representative of the transitional days when U.S. aviation stepped fully into the mid-20th century.

Letter from Aviation History—July 2014

The Show Goes On After a year off due to federal sequester budget cuts, the U.S. military flight demo teams—the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds—are back in action, thrilling crowds at...

Relentless In Battle

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
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RAF’s Best Photos

Visit the RAF Museum London's Colindale site to see the 24th annual RAF Photographic Competition, on display until April 28.
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Osprey Settles Into New Nest

The Air Force’s oldest Osprey (a CV-22), originally built as a preproduction aircraft for the U.S. Navy, enters retirement.
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‘Wichita Fokker’ Takes Flight

The first production Travel Air, the Model 2000, was an American classic. It was the first successful replacement for the weary, worn-out, war-surplus Curtiss JN-4 Jennys that in the mid-1920s comprised the...