From The Archives http://aviationweek.com/blog/1178781/feed en Higher and Faster in the X-15 http://aviationweek.com/blog/higher-and-faster-x-15 <div class="node-body blog-body">Fifty five years ago this week test pilot Scott Crossfield flew the North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane on its first powered flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/higher-and-faster-x-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/higher-and-faster-x-15#comments 100 Year Archives Defense Space Ares On Space From The Archives Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:16:00 +0000 1190381 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing’s Baby Jetliner – Five Decades of Growth http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-s-baby-jetliner-five-decades-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">The high density MAX 8 version is a far cry from the stubby little 82-seat design originally envisioned by Boeing in the mid-1960s for its 737 launch customer Lufthansa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-s-baby-jetliner-five-decades-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-s-baby-jetliner-five-decades-growth#comments 100 Year Archives Commercial Aviation Things With Wings From The Archives Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:23:00 +0000 1183791 at http://aviationweek.com 1970: Boeing Cutbacks Batter Seattle http://aviationweek.com/blog/1970-boeing-cutbacks-batter-seattle <div class="node-body blog-body">The economic downturn that battered Boeing's Seattle hometown in 1970 was the subject special report in Aviation Week & Space Technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/1970-boeing-cutbacks-batter-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1970-boeing-cutbacks-batter-seattle#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:25:00 +0000 1183771 at http://aviationweek.com 1971: DC-10 Pilot Report http://aviationweek.com/blog/1971-dc-10-pilot-report <div class="node-body blog-body">Almost exactly 43 years ago this week, Aviation Week subscribers were settling down to enjoy a pilot’s report on the brand new McDonnell Douglas DC-10. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/1971-dc-10-pilot-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1971-dc-10-pilot-report#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:25:00 +0000 1182991 at http://aviationweek.com 1981: SR-71 Pilot Report http://aviationweek.com/blog/1981-sr-71-pilot-report <div class="node-body blog-body">AW&ST's Los Angeles bureau chief (and later managing editor), Robert Ropelewski, wrote the first SR-71 pilot report by an aerospace journalist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/1981-sr-71-pilot-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1981-sr-71-pilot-report#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:07:00 +0000 1178791 at http://aviationweek.com Virgin Atlantic's Cruise Ship In The Sky http://aviationweek.com/blog/virgin-atlantics-cruise-ship-sky <div class="node-body blog-body">Virgin Atlantic had big plans for its Airbus A380s back in late 2000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/virgin-atlantics-cruise-ship-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/virgin-atlantics-cruise-ship-sky#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:10:00 +0000 1181001 at http://aviationweek.com Technology Surprise, 1945-Style http://aviationweek.com/blog/technology-surprise-1945-style <div class="node-body blog-body">The forward-swept-wing, four-jet, fixed-landing-gear Junkers Ju287 looks weird today. Think what it looked like in 1945. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/technology-surprise-1945-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/technology-surprise-1945-style#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:52:00 +0000 1180021 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed’s Stunning Spy Satellite Loss – And Comeback http://aviationweek.com/blog/lockheed-s-stunning-spy-satellite-loss-and-comeback <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In September 1999, the National Reconnaissance Office dumped its incumbent imagery satellite contractor, Lockheed Martin, in favor of a bolder and less costly proposal led by Boeing.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/lockheed-s-stunning-spy-satellite-loss-and-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lockheed-s-stunning-spy-satellite-loss-and-comeback#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:20:00 +0000 1178771 at http://aviationweek.com 1989: F-117A Stealth Fighter Revelation http://aviationweek.com/blog/1989-f-117a-stealth-fighter-revelation <div class="node-body blog-body">A fuzzy, low-quality photo marked a milestone event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/1989-f-117a-stealth-fighter-revelation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1989-f-117a-stealth-fighter-revelation#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:30:00 +0000 1036334 at http://aviationweek.com 1969: 747 First Flight - Will it live to 50? http://aviationweek.com/blog/1969-747-first-flight-will-it-live-50 <div class="node-body blog-body">With Jack Wadell and Brian Wygle at the controls, the Boeing 747 took off for its first flight from Everett on Feb. 9, 1969. Read Aviation Week's analysis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/1969-747-first-flight-will-it-live-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1969-747-first-flight-will-it-live-50#comments 100 Year Archives Commercial Aviation From The Archives Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:06:00 +0000 1036530 at http://aviationweek.com 2006: Frank Lanza's Final Interview http://aviationweek.com/blog/2006-frank-lanzas-final-interview <div class="node-body blog-body">L-3 Communications’ co-founder Frank Lanza was a colorful CEO.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/2006-frank-lanzas-final-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/2006-frank-lanzas-final-interview#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:53:00 +0000 1036484 at http://aviationweek.com Unmasking the RQ-180 http://aviationweek.com/blog/unmasking-rq-180 <div class="node-body blog-body">Aviation Week uncovers a highly classified aircraft – the RQ-180 – that has been developed by Northrop Grumman in secret.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/unmasking-rq-180" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/unmasking-rq-180#comments 100 Year Archives Defense Ares From The Archives Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:56:00 +0000 46452 at http://aviationweek.com Meet the SR-72 http://aviationweek.com/blog/meet-sr-72 <div class="node-body blog-body">Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works revealed exclusively to Aviation Week that it is ready to begin development of the SR-72.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/meet-sr-72" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/meet-sr-72#comments 100 Year Archives Defense Ares From The Archives Fri, 20 Dec 2013 04:00:00 +0000 46483 at http://aviationweek.com 1988: Stealth Unveiled http://aviationweek.com/blog/1988-stealth-unveiled <div class="node-body blog-body">An Aviation Week editor overcame U.S. Air Force efforts to keep the B-2's stealth features secret by literally going over everyone's heads at the bomber's rollout.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/1988-stealth-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1988-stealth-unveiled#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:41:00 +0000 46460 at http://aviationweek.com Mach 3 Cruise Stealth Multirole Jet Unveiled! http://aviationweek.com/blog/mach-3-cruise-stealth-multirole-jet-unveiled <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>About 50 years ago, Aviation Week's editor, Bob Hotz, set up a meeting with senior U.S. Air Force leaders.</p></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mach-3-cruise-stealth-multirole-jet-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mach-3-cruise-stealth-multirole-jet-unveiled#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:44:00 +0000 46480 at http://aviationweek.com