Practicing the art of invisibility in the 1970s.
Fail at the drawing board and you fail in the air.
Figuring out the specs of Cold War Soviet airplanes was educated guesswork, if you had the right tools.
There’s more than one way to build an amphibious aircraft.
The airliner that never took off.
Grandiosity has been the ruin of many a dirigible design.
Navy carriers are only now breaking away from using 19th century tech to put jets in the air.
If Reusable Launch Vehicles become a reality, it won’t be thanks to NASA.
Designed in the 1940s, the BUFF shows no sign of retiring.
The idea of connecting city centers with vertical take-off airports never quite took off.
And some run out of both.
The top-selling commercial airliner engine started with a strange design.
In the politics of supersonic transport, “boom” led to bust.
A guide to snark hunting at Nevada’s secure test-flight base.
If someone ever comes up with a need to fly at Mach 6, this 1990s technology could be the answer.