As an aviator who flew the F-4D Phantom II with “Satan’s Angels” of the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron while stationed at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base in 1968-69, Gaillard Peck knows that air combat is both taxing and adrenaline-inducing.
The effort to develop a pressurized lightplane for private pilots deflated when it became clear the market for such aircraft was nearly nonexistent.
A U.S. Navy aerial photographer captured dramatic images of aircraft carrier flight operations during the Korean War.
Three Frenchmen were in for a surprise when they took off from Maine’s Old Orchard Beach on a transatlantic flight attempt to Paris in 1929.
Jack Northrop dreamed big with his futuristic flying wing, but the radical bomber proved too great a technological leap for his company to bridge in the late 1940s.
A C-47 pilot gives his son a firsthand look at the dangerous missions he flew in flak-filled skies on D-Day and beyond.
Some of the volunteers working to restore a historic B-52D Stratofortress at the Yankee Air Museum serviced the very same aircraft during the Vietnam War.
The Poll Giant would have been World War I’s biggest bomber—had it actually been completed.