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John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week

Dec 09, 2016
In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7....

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

Aug 26, 2016
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...

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason

Aug 23, 2016
Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story...

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

Aug 05, 2016
The A-300 was touted as quiet, spacious, more efficient and twice as reliable as other airliners of the day....

707 Flight Testing – And Not Talking About Rolls (1956)

Aug 05, 2016
Our 1956 test pilot story goes into great detail about the overall impressive handling capabilities of the Boeing 707....

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

Aug 04, 2016
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.”...

50 Years Ago In Aviation Week

Jul 29, 2016
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...

Aviation Week Photo Contest Offers Rich Tradition (1992)

Jul 19, 2016
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...

1927: Charles Lindbergh Receives A Nation's Welcome

Jun 09, 2016
The June 20, 1927 cover of Aviation featured U.S. President Calvin Coolidge bestowing the Distinguished Flying Cross on Col. Charles Lindbergh for...

A 100-Person Space Station (1969)

May 04, 2016
Five months before Apollo 11 astronauts set foot on the Moon, NASA was already pursuing some grandiose plans for the post-Apollo era....

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

May 04, 2016
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...

A Soviet Space Shuttle (1978)

Apr 22, 2016
Three years before the U.S. flew its first space shuttle mission, Aviation Week revealed that the Soviet Union was developing its own reusable...

How Aviation Week Reported The Columbia Tragedy (2003)

Apr 13, 2016
There was plenty of media coverage of the Feb. 1, 2003, loss of space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart over Texas as it reentered the atmosphere,...

Revealing China’s Satellite Killer (2007)

Apr 01, 2016
Aviation Week’s revelation that China had tested an anti-satellite weapon, destroying one of its own aging weather satellites orbiting 537 mi. above...

Designers Study Evolution Of Concorde (1971)

Mar 29, 2016
Five years before Concorde was introduced into service, an advanced design team was already working on a second-generation transport that would be...
What's From The Archives?

Aviation Week is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Here, we highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.