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November 2015

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The Next X-Plane

Who will win the competition to build an airplane that can fly fast and hover?

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Airplanes Seeking Good Home

A one-of-a-kind collection of scratch-built Wright aircraft is up for sale.

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A Truly World-Wide Web

Access brought to you by drones, sats, and balloons.

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Meet the Howards

A family of comfortable pleasurecraft, descended from a raceplane.

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Wingman

If you want the wings of your Howard DGA-15 restored, Mark Stamsta is your man.

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"Hi! I'm from Earth!"

When sending spacecraft, it's customary to include a note.

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Towers

Air traffic controllers work in some of the world’s most distinctive buildings.

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Space Nerds

Sometimes a soldier’s best friend is an IT guy with a satellite dish.

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Gunfighters

On its 60th anniversary, pilots remember the Vought F-8 Crusader.

Departments

Soundings

NASA Nosedives for Your Safety

The best way to test an emergency beacon is to set one off.

Interview

A&S Interview: Robert M. Farley

A political scientist says yes.

Technically Speaking

World of Waterfowl

There’s more than one way to build an amphibious aircraft.

Above & Beyond

Blackbird Down

Normally SR-71 pilots weren’t a chatty bunch, but I could hear the anxiety in the voice of this one.

Oldies and Oddities

Paper, Scissors, Rocket

Most spacecraft modelers work in plastic—these folks just need a bit of cardstock and a printer.

In the Museum

The Fun Part of Aerospace

The fun part of aerospace.

Astronomical Beauty

A new book shows the beauty, and the value, of space art.