Guy Norris

Senior Editor , Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Guy Norris

Living Sound Barrier Legends

in Ares Nov 06, 2017
A remarkable reunion occurred recently at Edwards AFB, California when the two key veterans involved in the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947......

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

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

Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden

in Things With Wings Apr 19, 2016
Aviation Week's Guy Norris recently had the rare opportunity to fly in ‘Ed Force One’, Iron Maiden’s chartered Boeing 747-400 with lead pilot and......

XS-1 Supersonic Scoop (1947)

in From The Archives Feb 23, 2016
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......

Festive Bookshelf: Last Minute Stocking Filler Idea

in Things With Wings Dec 22, 2015
Though the title may cause your fellow air travelers some concern when you get this book out to read on your next flight, Steve Ruffin's Flights of......

What Do Spy Plane Pilots Eat?

in Ares Aug 21, 2015
As flight durations can be lengthy U-2 pilots eat a form of liquidized food through a tube which is inserted into the helmet through a special port....

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again

in From The Archives Aug 14, 2015
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......

MD-80: You'll Love What It Does For Your Figures

in From The Archives Aug 11, 2015
This 1984 advertisement placed in Aviation Week......

Higher: 100 Years of Boeing - Book Review

in From The Archives Jul 20, 2015
To mark the milestone of Boeing's centenary in 2016, Russ Banham has written ‘Higher: 100 Years of Boeing’ – a lavishly illustrated and meticulously......

Boom Time For Boeing Tanker

in Ares Jun 03, 2015
EMD1, the first test aircraft in Boeing’s KC-46A engineering and manufacturing design program, is beginning fuel system ground tests at Paine Field,......