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Articles that are under this category are in depth explorations of the rich history of general aviation, its operators, aircraft, airports, and extraordinary pilots.

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The success of the P-38 program was career-defining for many Lockheed engineers, many of whom went on to become founding members of the Skunk Works. …

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Was Born an Aristocrat and Died a Renowned Aviator and one of the World’s Most Beloved Authors Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into …

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What the heck is an Ekranoplan? Or the A-90 Orlyonok? Ekranoplans are curious craft, flying a few feet off of the ocean at high …

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Pancho Barnes Lived Her Life Throttle to the Firewall – and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way On July 22, 1901, Florence Leontine Lowe was born …

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Edwin Albert Link Decided Flight Training Was Too Expensive and Changed Aviation Forever with the Link Trainer Edwin Albert Link was born on July 26, 1904, …

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Aerial construction ain’t easy, but the skycrane helps. Need to move a piece of extremely heavy cargo but don’t have a runway for a …

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John Knudsen “Jack” Northrop Fought Tooth and Nail for His Company, and the Flying Wing Concept Jack Northrop was born in Newark, New Jersey …

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What’s that annoying buzzing sound? That’s a pulse jet. What if a jet engine could have no moving parts? Aviation history enthusiasts will fondly …

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Harriet Quimby was the first licensed American female pilot, first female pilot to fly at night, and first female pilot to fly across the …

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Once you get into a dogfight, it seems as though there are aircraft everywhere going in different directions. This article marks the fifth story from …

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