John Croft

Senior Avionics & Safety Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by John Croft

in Things With Wings Aug 29, 2014

Aircraft Archaeology in the High Adirondacks

Hiking seven miles to one of the tallest peaks in the Adirondacks -- in the rain -- is not most people's idea of fun, but when searching for one of....More
in Ares Aug 05, 2014

PICTURES: Jet Sleds and the Snort Course

Some very high performance hot-rod platforms the Navy has been using for heavy duty acceleration testing highlight a new request for information from....More
in Things With Wings Aug 01, 2014

Podcast: Flight-Tracking After MH370

The notion that a modern airliner could vanish without a trace seemed ludicrous until MH370....More
in Things With Wings Jul 28, 2014

VIDEO: Mustang Monday

“I always wanted a Mustang, ever since I was a kid,” says Wagner, a Beechcraft Bonanza pilot who took a big step up in size and horsepower when he....More
in Things With Wings Jul 28, 2014

No Run Of the Mill Mil

Spotters at this year’s AirVenture show at Whitman Field can expect to see a Mil Mi-2 Hoplite (N211PZ) in full camo livery touching down on the grass....More
in Things With Wings Jul 27, 2014

L-29 FAST Flight with the Mach Man

The smell of jet fuel at sunrise is a worthy substitute for high test coffee on most days....More
in Things With Wings Jul 25, 2014

Avionics: Here’s to a little LPSE in your AirVenture

Low Power Surveillance Equipment, aka LPSE, is an acronym I hadn’t come across until tuning in to a congressional House Small Business Committee....More
in Things With Wings Jun 23, 2014

Safety Week Ahead

What to watch out for in safety the week of June 23....More
in Ares Jun 06, 2014

Thank you, Bob Strobell

On June 6, 1944, D-Day, a 27-year-old self-described skinny kid from Rutland, Vermont, took part in aerial assault on Normandy, France....More
in Things With Wings May 15, 2014

The Voice - Flight Deck Version

A year ago, Rockwell Collins told me that voice recognition as a command and control technology was not ready for prime time....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 14

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 28

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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