From The Archives http://aviationweek.com/blog/1178781/feed Editorial highlights from the magazine's long and rich history. en Airbus A380 Makes First Flight (2005) http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a380-makes-first-flight-2005 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 27, 2005. The story since has been full of ups and downs. See our original coverage from 2005.</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/airbus-a380-makes-first-flight-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a380-makes-first-flight-2005#comments 100 Year Archives Commercial Aviation From The Archives Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:30:00 +0000 1290891 at http://aviationweek.com Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) http://aviationweek.com/blog/apollo-13-story-still-gripping-after-45-years-1970 <div class="node-body blog-body">The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance.</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/apollo-13-story-still-gripping-after-45-years-1970" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/apollo-13-story-still-gripping-after-45-years-1970#comments 100 Year Archives Space From The Archives Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:20:00 +0000 1287481 at http://aviationweek.com Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) http://aviationweek.com/blog/lessons-space-shuttle-columbia-1981 <div class="node-body blog-body">The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results.</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/lessons-space-shuttle-columbia-1981" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lessons-space-shuttle-columbia-1981#comments 100 Year Archives Space From The Archives Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:47:00 +0000 1284771 at http://aviationweek.com How To Build a Zero (1945) http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-build-zero-1945 <div class="node-body blog-body">Read our 1945 ultra-detailed four-part dissection of Japan's "workhorse fighter", the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, with detail that would put some homebuilt-airplane plans to shame.</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/how-build-zero-1945" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-build-zero-1945#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:15:00 +0000 1284441 at http://aviationweek.com Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999) http://aviationweek.com/blog/pilot-report-aviation-week-flies-gripen-1999 <div class="node-body blog-body">In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report.</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/pilot-report-aviation-week-flies-gripen-1999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pilot-report-aviation-week-flies-gripen-1999#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 1279411 at http://aviationweek.com Gemini 8: First Docking, First Space Emergency (1966) http://aviationweek.com/blog/gemini-8-first-docking-first-space-emergency-1966 <div class="node-body blog-body">Like most missions with the two-seat Gemini capsules, Gemini 8 started out to be a first. As it turned out, there were two firsts in the mission depicted on the cover of March 28, 1966.</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/gemini-8-first-docking-first-space-emergency-1966" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/gemini-8-first-docking-first-space-emergency-1966#comments 100 Year Archives Space From The Archives Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:28:00 +0000 1272541 at http://aviationweek.com GE’s Failed Play For Honeywell (2001) http://aviationweek.com/blog/ge-s-failed-play-honeywell-2001 <div class="node-body blog-body">Industry consolidation may well be coming, but there will probably not be a repeat of the Darwinian spectacle that occurred between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.</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/ge-s-failed-play-honeywell-2001" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ge-s-failed-play-honeywell-2001#comments 100 Year Archives Commercial Aviation Defense From The Archives Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:10:00 +0000 1270831 at http://aviationweek.com 1957: Broken Arrow http://aviationweek.com/blog/1957-broken-arrow <div class="node-body blog-body">The most capable interceptor of the 1960s might not have been American or Russian, or even British, French or Swedish. </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/1957-broken-arrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1957-broken-arrow#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:49:00 +0000 1270121 at http://aviationweek.com 1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight http://aviationweek.com/blog/1969-concordes-hopeful-first-flight <div class="node-body blog-body">On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France.</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-concordes-hopeful-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/1969-concordes-hopeful-first-flight#comments 100 Year Archives Commercial Aviation From The Archives Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:36:00 +0000 1268751 at http://aviationweek.com Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003) http://aviationweek.com/blog/pilot-report-flying-embraer-170-2003 <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170.</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/pilot-report-flying-embraer-170-2003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pilot-report-flying-embraer-170-2003#comments 100 Year Archives From The Archives Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:04:00 +0000 1267471 at http://aviationweek.com