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Sep 16, 2019

XS-1 Supersonic Scoop (1947)9

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had....More
Jul 05, 2019

Boeing 707 Flight Testing – And Not Talking About Rolls24

Our 1956 test pilot story goes into great detail about the overall impressive handling capabilities of the Boeing 707....More
Jul 01, 2019

Aviation Week Exclusively Details Boeing's Project X - The 707 (1953)10

In June 1953, Aviation Week was the first publication to detail Boeing's effort to develop the company’s first passenger jet, the 707 or “Project X.”....More
May 13, 2019

When Aviation Week Fell For Lies About U-2 Crash In Russia (1960)53

Two weeks after a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Soviet air defenses on May 1, 1960, Aviation Week was still buying the false line....More
Jan 10, 2018

1919: Orville Wright On The Future Of Civil Flying9

Orville Wright makes the argument for runways in a 1919 viewpoint for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine....More
Sep 13, 2017

From The Archives: First Flight of the Northrop F-5G Tigershark12

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....More
Aug 31, 2017

88 Years Ago In Aviation Week: National Air Races1

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....More
Dec 09, 2016

John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week25

In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7....More
Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason24

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that....More
Aug 05, 2016

Airbus A-300: This Is The Start Of Something Big (1968)16

The A-300 was touted as quiet, spacious, more efficient and twice as reliable as other airliners of the day....More
Jul 29, 2016

50 Years Ago In Aviation Week1

Aviation Week’s Aug. 1, 1966 edition chronicled the launch of the 490-seat Boeing 747, the joining of the first 737, and a story about a jet-powered....More
Jul 19, 2016

Aviation Week Photo Contest Offers Rich Tradition (1992)2

The Aviation Week Photo Contest has been a place for excellent photography in all phases of aviation and aerospace for almost a quarter of our....More
Jun 09, 2016

1927: Charles Lindbergh Receives A Nation's Welcome

The June 20, 1927 cover of Aviation featured U.S. President Calvin Coolidge bestowing the Distinguished Flying Cross on Col. Charles Lindbergh for....More
May 04, 2016

A 100-Person Space Station (1969)2

Five months before Apollo 11 astronauts set foot on the Moon, NASA was already pursuing some grandiose plans for the post-Apollo era....More
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