August/September 2021

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people in a blue aircraft

We All Fly

Andrew King wearing a vintage helmet and goggles in red cockpit

The Barnstormer

It’s one of the oldest professions in aviation, and it requires more than flying skill.

museumgoers under a red Oracle aircraft

What is General Aviation?

From private pilots to aerobatic racers.

passengers onboard a plane in the 1950s
nose gunner of an aircraft smokes

Light 'Em Up

Marlboro Country reached all the way up to 40,000 feet.

Dyke Delta above the Florida Gulf Coast

All Wing and All Heart

John Dyke knew exactly the kind of airplane he wanted. Turns out dozens of pilots wanted the same thing.

Eisenhower meeting troops

Ike Learns to Fly



Comfortable in the Air

How humans learned to fly.

I Was There

Flight for the Common Man

The urge to defy gravity takes many forms.

I Was There

A Helicopter Hovers on Mars

I Was There

By Airship to America

“Europe to America in under 60 hours—incredible!”

I Was There

My Ride on the Concorde

Flying at twice the speed of sound was only part of the great airliner’s allure.

I Was There

The Boomer’s View

Alongside the Boomer for one of military aviation’s most critical maneuvers.

I Was There

Wingwalker to the Rescue

Air-to-air rapid repair.

I Was There

Australia to England, Alone

I Was There

Searching for Amelia

10 days, 48 airplanes, 250,000 square miles of ocean.