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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.

Letter from Aviation History—November 2014

Carl von Wodtke | Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Going Down Low Few military aviation missions generate the spectrum of passions associated with close air support. Fighter-bomber pilots have typically performed such ground-attack missions with some reluctance, knowing that by flying low and slow they're more vulnerable to anti-aircraft …

Letters from Readers—November 2014, Aviation History

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  Another Air Cadet I really enjoyed the article in the September issue by Hadley Dixon, "Letters Home." Enclosed is a picture [above] of my uncle, Sam Byerley, in the 1940s, standing by a BT-14. I believe he's at the …

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 …

Hawaii by Air

Published: September 03, 2014 at 3:53 pm
National Air and Space Museum Though the first transpacific air service to Hawaii began in 1935, via Pan American Airways' Clippers, the real tourist boom didn't commence until after WWII, when a new generation of airliners made the trip easy …

Table of Contents—September 2014 Aviation History

Published: July 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm
Subscribe to Aviation History  magazine today! FEATURES The Long Haul By John Ottley Jr. B-29 radar navigator Richard Almand flew the last heavy bomber raid of World War II—a nearly 17-hour mission. A Wing and a Prayer By Jay Barbree …

What is the value of keeping vintage airplanes flying instead of maintaining them on static display?

Published: July 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm
Aviation History Reader Discussion Warbird collector Gerald Yagen keeps an impressive stable of World War I and II airplanes flying at his Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. Considering the risks involved, what is the value of keeping vintage airplanes …

Letters From Readers—September 2014 Aviation History

Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Readers share their insights and memories of Link Trainers and "Badass" pilots.

Letter From Aviation History—September 2014

Carl von Wodtke | Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm
The September 2014 Letter from Aviation History discusses the Warbirds Over the Beach airshow at the Military Aviation Museum near Virginia Beach.

A Wing and a Prayer

Jay Barbree | Published: July 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.

WWII Heroes Win Gold

Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm
The Congressional Gold Medal has been approved for members of the Civil Air Patrol or CAP who served during WWII and to the legendary Doolittle Raiders.

Screamin' Sasquatch

Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm
The jet-assisted Waco will soar at air shows this summer.

Flight Test Museum to Expand

Robert Bernier | Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm
The Air Force Flight Test Museum, located at Edwards Air Force Base in California, is planning a move to bigger quarters.

Albatros Returns to Old Rhinebeck

Jon Guttman | Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm
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.
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