Subscribe to
Aviation History
magazine today!


The Lost Squadron
By Mark Carlson
In one of the U.S. Marine Corps’ worst air disasters, six pilots and 22 Corsairs were lost in the Pacific.

Heinemann’s Hot Rod
By John Golan
With his A-4 Skyhawk, pioneering designer Ed Heinemann succeeded in doing what some experts thought was impossible.

Dragon Lady Down
By Stephan Willkinson
A Republic of China Air Force pilot pulled off an amazing night dead-stick landing in a U-2.

Target: Berlin
By C.G. Sweeting
An antiquated French bomber carried out WWII’s first air raid on the German capital.

Cold Warrior
By Robert F. Dorr
Martin’s Mercator reconnaissance plane was powered by both reciprocating and jet engines.

On Assignment: A Newsman’s Frozen Odyssey
By Joseph J. Caro
After the W33 Bremen crashed off Labrador in 1928, Eddie Jackson risked everything to get the scoop on the first east-west nonstop transatlantic flight.

By Stephan Wilkinson
The only surviving metal-fuselage Lockheed Vega is back in the air.

By Edward H. Phillips
Alfred Lawson’s innovative L-4 airliner was sadly underpowered.



Letter From Aviation HistoryAviators
By Erick E. Eastes
B-25 bombardier Bud Miller targeted Tokyo in Doolittle’s Raid.Reviews

Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

Aero Poster



With the A-4 Skyhawk, Douglas Aircraft chief engineer Ed Heinemann delivered a naval attack jet that exceeded all the U.S. Navy’s requirements, on time and under budget. Why can’t American aeronautical manufacturers do the same thing today?