NASA’s Mission Has Roots in Kitty Hawk

January 18, 2009 0

On December 17, 2003, this nation celebrated the first century of flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The day’s events commemorated the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the century of aerospace achievements they launched. […]

The Concorde Supersonic Transport

January 18, 2009 0

The Concorde supersonic airliner, built jointly by France and Great Britain, to this day remains the only such supersonic plane to operate successfully in commercial service and has earned its prominent place in aeronautical history. […]

Turning Point

January 12, 2009 0

It’s hard to think of the Bonanza as anything but immortal. After all, it’s a design that has endured for almost six decades. […]

Airmail Pilots: Firsts and Legends

January 12, 2009 0

Early airmail flight was dangerous and its pilots needed to have a considerable amount of the daredevil in them to brave the risks. But whether these pioneers exhibited extraordinary (or perhaps foolhardy) bravery or were merely doing their job, the careers of the members of this “suicide club” were like those of few others. […]


January 4, 2009 0

Learjet is a manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use. It was founded in the late 1950s by William Powell Lear Jr. as Swiss American Aviation Corporation. Learjet is now a subsidiary of Bombardier and marketed as the “Bombardier Learjet Family”. […]

Boeing’s Metal Monoplanes of the 1930s

January 4, 2009 0

By the end of the 1920s, biplanes were becoming obsolete and manufacturers turned to building all-metal monoplanes. Boeing Aircraft led this technological revolution with welded steel tubing for fuselage structure. This soon became standard in the industry until it was replaced by monocoque sheet metal structures in the mid-1930s. […]

Dogfights – Tuskegee Airmen

January 1, 2009 0

This outstanding series of 5 videos features actual recreation of aerial battles, interlaced with interviews with some of the Tuskegee pilots themselves. The remaining videos will be added weekly. […]

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