A Century of Aviation Week http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/30841/more en A Brief History of Rotorcraft Development http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/brief-history-rotorcraft-development <div class="node-body gallery-body">Helicopters have proved extraordinarily versatile and valuable across a wide range of missions, but even after the first brief pioneering flights their successful development involved decades of trial and error. Aviation Week takes a visual journey through that history. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/brief-history-rotorcraft-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/vertical-flight/brief-history-rotorcraft-development#comments Technology Milestones Galleries Vertical Flight A Century of Aviation Week Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Technology Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1469111 at http://aviationweek.com 35 Years Ago in Aviation Week: First Flight of the Northrop F-5G Tigershark http://aviationweek.com/blog/35-years-ago-aviation-week-first-flight-northrop-f-5g-tigershark <div class="node-body blog-body">The first flight of the Northrop F-5G Tigershark – soon rebranded as the F-20 – was featured on our cover in September, 1982, attaining a speed of Mach 1.04 during a 40 min. flight from Edwards AFB, California. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/35-years-ago-aviation-week-first-flight-northrop-f-5g-tigershark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/35-years-ago-aviation-week-first-flight-northrop-f-5g-tigershark#comments A Century of Aviation Week From The Archives Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1683271 at http://aviationweek.com 88 Years Ago In Aviation Week: National Air Races http://aviationweek.com/blog/88-years-ago-aviation-week-national-air-races <div class="node-body blog-body">Just weeks before the stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression, the aviation world’s eyes were on the 1929 National Air Races, held in Cleveland from August 24 to September 2. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/88-years-ago-aviation-week-national-air-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/88-years-ago-aviation-week-national-air-races#comments A Century of Aviation Week From The Archives Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0000 1678631 at http://aviationweek.com First Flight Of The Dragon Lady And Aviation Week's U-2 Pilot Report http://aviationweek.com/defense/first-flight-dragon-lady-and-aviation-weeks-u-2-pilot-report <div class="node-body article-body">First flight of Lockheed Martin's U-2 took place accidentally on August 1, 1955. Aviation Week test pilot David North flew the Dragon Lady in 1999. Read his extensive pilot report.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/first-flight-dragon-lady-and-aviation-weeks-u-2-pilot-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/first-flight-dragon-lady-and-aviation-weeks-u-2-pilot-report#comments A Century of Aviation Week Defense Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:52:00 +0000 1666381 at http://aviationweek.com A Short History Of Making Flying Safer http://aviationweek.com/AirSafetyInnovations <div class="node-body gallery-body">The pioneer years of aviation included both successful and misguided efforts to make the number of safe landings approximate to the number of takeoffs. Here are some notable examples on both sides of that record.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/AirSafetyInnovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/AirSafetyInnovations#comments Galleries A Century of Aviation Week Commercial Aviation Technology Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1395671 at http://aviationweek.com 90 Years Ago In Aviation Week: Charles Lindbergh's Flight http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/90-years-ago-aviation-week-charles-lindberghs-flight <div class="node-body article-body">In January, 1927, Capt. Charles Lindbergh sent a telegram to this magazine asking about the terms of the Raymond Orteig prize. The prize, proffered in 1919, offered $25,000 for the first nonstop aircraft flight between New York and Paris. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/90-years-ago-aviation-week-charles-lindberghs-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/90-years-ago-aviation-week-charles-lindberghs-flight#comments A Century of Aviation Week Commercial Aviation AW.com Fri, 19 May 2017 07:40:00 +0000 1630011 at http://aviationweek.com Aviation Week’s Warning and the Founding of NASA Langley http://aviationweek.com/defense/aviation-week-s-warning-and-founding-nasa-langley <div class="node-body article-body">In 1917 Aviation Week’s founding editors issued an urgent warning about the lack of preparedness of the U.S. to fight an air war. Such concerns prompted President Woodrow to take action, resulting in the establishment of NASA Langley.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/aviation-week-s-warning-and-founding-nasa-langley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/aviation-week-s-warning-and-founding-nasa-langley#comments A Century of Aviation Week Blog Defense Technology Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:20:00 +0000 1578421 at http://aviationweek.com John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week http://aviationweek.com/blog/john-glenns-1962-mercury-pilot-report-aviation-week <div class="node-body blog-body">In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/john-glenns-1962-mercury-pilot-report-aviation-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/john-glenns-1962-mercury-pilot-report-aviation-week#comments A Century of Aviation Week To Orbit – And Beyond Space Global From The Archives Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1395201 at http://aviationweek.com Technologies That Will Shape The Future http://aviationweek.com/technology-milestones/technologies-will-shape-future <div class="node-body gallery-body">Technology developments will continue to transform every field of aerospace, just as they have the over the last 100 years.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology-milestones/technologies-will-shape-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology-milestones/technologies-will-shape-future#comments Technology Milestones A Century of Aviation Week Future Leaders Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Defense Space Technology Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:42:00 +0000 1491461 at http://aviationweek.com Designs That Changed The Way Aircraft Are Built http://aviationweek.com/technology-milestones/designs-changed-way-aircraft-are-built <div class="node-body gallery-body">While aircraft design over the decades has narrowed in on a set of configurations that worked better than others, how aircraft are manufactured continues to evolve in a bid to lower cost as well as improve performance. Here are some of the landmark aircraft over those decades.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology-milestones/designs-changed-way-aircraft-are-built" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology-milestones/designs-changed-way-aircraft-are-built#comments Technology Milestones Galleries Manufacturing Technology Commercial Aviation Defense Technology Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:11:00 +0000 1428111 at http://aviationweek.com