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Arsenal - UH-34 Choctaw

Carl O. Schuster | Published: November 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm
The UH-34C Choctaw was the first production helicopter to feature an auto-hovering system

Game Review: Birds of Steel, by Konami

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Birds of Steel is a World War II flight combat simulation game with historically accurate planes that boast realistic controls.

Letters from Readers - November 2012 Aviation History

Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In the November 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the OV-1 Mohawk, F7U Cutlass, and the Grumman J2F Duck.

Table of Contents - November 2012 Aviation History

Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:42 pm
The November 2012 Aviation History has articles on French ace Jean Navarre, the world's most beautiful airplanes, materiel delivered by clippers during World War II, A personal account of an air support mission in southern Iraq, South African ace Pat Pattle, and Curtiss O-52 Owl planes soared into combat in Soviet service.

The 10 Greatest Emergency Landings

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: July 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm
US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger's remarkable ditching of his Airbus A320 in the Hudson River is undoubtedly the most famous forced landing of all time. Author Stephan Wilkinson details 10 more awesome airplane emergency landings, big and small, heroic and embarrassing, skillful and just plain lucky.

Van's Homebuilt RVs

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Paul Dye has restored the original RV-1, progenitor of the world's most successful line of homebuilt planes.

Virgorous Viggen

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm
The Swedish Air Force Historic Flight has certified a Saab Viggen, adding it to its team of airworthy former SAF jet fighters.

Desert Kittyhawk Discovered

Stephen Mauro | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Polish oil men recently discovered a remarkably intact Curtiss Kittyhawk in the Sahara Desert inside Egypt.

Table of Contents - September 2012 Aviation History

Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm
The September 2012 Aviation History has articles on German ace Gerhard Barkhorn, a Convair F-106A that landed itself, the Grumman Ov-1 Mohawk, controlling a spin, the 459th Fighter Squadron in Burma, and inventor Juan de la Cierva.

Letters From Readers - September 2012 Aviation History

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
In the September 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the Meyers OTW biplane, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and the PB2Y Coronado Flying Boat.

Letter From Aviation History - September 2012

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
The September 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses the retirement of the Discovery and the NASA space shuttle program, along with the future of American spaceflight: the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.

Spin Control

Evan Hadingham | Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
How pioneering pilots learned to escape the death spiral.

Gustave Whitehead and the First-Flight Controversy

Published: June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm
Long-festering intrigues surface as a group challenges the first-flight claims of the Wright brothers, contending that Gustave Whitehead beat them to the punch.

Table of Contents - July 2012 Aviation History

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:22 pm
The July 2012 Aviation History ha articles on the Mitsubishi Zero, Alexander Lippisch, the North American X-15, the RAF vs Mohammed bin Abdullah Hassan, Walter Wellman, and the F-21 Lion.

Letters From Readers - July 2012 Aviation History

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:19 pm
In the July 2012 Aviation History "Mailbag" readers discuss the Kawanishi N1K1 "Rex," Consolidated PB4Y Privateer, Bud Anderson, General James Doolittle, General Alexander Patch and Frank Whittle.

Letter From Aviation History - July 2012

Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:17 pm
The July 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses aviation trailblazers Orville and Wilbur Wright, Walter Wellman, Alexander Lippisch, Joe Walker and Paul Allen.
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