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The Couple Behind the Seattle World Cruiser Project

April 8, 2019

Bob Dempster calls himself an average taildragger pilot, but this is a gross understatement. Bob and his co-pilot wife, Diane, have flown their 1947... more >

Boeing, Bots, and the Future of AI in Aviation

January 28, 2019

We’ve all grown familiar with horror stories about technological mishaps involving personal assistant bots, like Alexa and Siri, and self-driving cars.... more >

The First Man Was A Pilot First

January 18, 2019

As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 and wonder how in the world we got to the Moon, let’s erase the lines between the histories of... more >

The World's Worst Aircraft Disaster

November 6, 2018

According to two separate reports in 2017, from a Dutch consulting firm and the Aviation Safety Network, 2017 was the safest year on record for... more >

Who Are The Night Witches?

October 17, 2018

Besides having what just might be the coolest name in aviation history, the Night Witches were a tough bunch of women pilots and navigators who stood... more >

How Teamwork Helped The X-1 Break The Sound Barrier

October 10, 2018

Seventy-one years ago, on October 14, 1947, U.S. Army Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 rocket plane on history’s first successful... more >

The Gooney Bird: Unsung Hero of WWII

August 29, 2018

It’s said that when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was asked to name the weapons that led to the Allied victory in WWII, he didn’t mention bombers or... more >

Dispelling Myths About Alaskan Bush Pilots

August 13, 2018

Romantic images of the Alaskan wild are inextricably tied to daredevil bush pilots known for flying tiny planes and executing reckless landings on sand... more >

The F-14 Tomcat and the Pilots Who Flew It

August 7, 2018

Unique in the annals of aviation history, the carrier-based Grumman F-14 Tomcat flew with the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 2006, and it is still used by... more >

Stories from a Career B-52 Pilot

July 16, 2018

Major Paul Grubbs wasn’t always a fixed wing aficionado; he actually flew helicopters for many years before the opportunity to pilot a fixed wing fell... more >

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