Heather Penney during her time (from 2010 to 2012) as a racing pilot with the AirRace21 team.

The 9/11 Takedown That Never Happened

A former National Guard pilot recalls her dramatic scramble over Washington on September 11.

Scott Yoak with his P-51 Mustang, Quick Silver

The Best Judges of Airshow Performers: Other Performers

Peer evaluation of airshow pilots has reduced accidents by 76 percent.

When “Go” is Better Than “No Go”

Sometimes aborting the takeoff is the wrong decision.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at this year's Wings and Waves Air Show in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Air Show’s Ringmaster

For an Air Boss, most of the work happens before the show even opens.

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