Going Direct: Two Degrees Of Separation From Chuck Yeager

How his career and legend shaped my flying life, and those of a million other pilots.

My instructor and I were quiet as we flew, winging along, a couple of hundred feet above the starkly beautiful western Mojave Desert. I was doing the flying, working on my commercial certificate (which I would not complete for another decade and a half ), and the guy in the right seat, Si Campbell, was doing the instructing, which he mostly did without saying a word.

Read more

Jetson ONE eVTOL enters commercial production in 2022
Jetson ONE eVTOL

Yes, there’s a Swedish startup called Jetson, and the company has come up with the ONE personal aerial vehicle. Established Read more

Virgin Galactic delays space tourism flights until Q4 2022
Virgin Galactic

Not long ago, Virgin Galactic celebrated the completion of its first flight sending a civilian crew into orbit. However, there Read more

Tetra Mk-5 single-seat eVTOL is conducting test flights in California
Tetra Mk-5

A Japanese company called Tetra Aviation is currently working on a single-seat eVTOL aircraft that uses multiple rotors to take Read more

CityAirbus NextGen is the Urban Air Mobility vehicle of the future
cityairbus

One of the biggest manufacturers of commercial aircraft in the world is Airbus. The company has revealed its plans for Read more

Watch Rolls-Royce’s all-electric plane ace its first test flight
Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce’s experimental all-electric plane, Spirit of Innovation, has successfully flown for the first time, taking the zero-emissions project one step Read more

15 Monster Planes That Dominate the Skies
Antonov An-225 Mriya

Double deckers, six engines, and wingspans longer than football fields: It's amazing these big boys can even get off the Read more

The 30 Most Important Planes of All Time
Boeing 787

These legendary aircraft defined the aerospace age. While by no means definitive, the following list of flying machines is what Read more

Boeing unveils F-15QA fighter jets with advanced next-gen systems
Boeing F-15QA

On Wednesday, Boeing and the US Air Force teamed with the Qatar Emiri Air Force to unveil the F-15QA, a Read more

How Fast A Plane Do You Need?
coastline-plane-v02

We all love big numbers, but how important are high cruise speeds to your missions? As it turns out, they’re Read more

Our 2021 Roundup Of Light Twin Aircraft
Light Twin Aircraft

Until 35 years ago, light twins were a force to be reckoned with. Today, in both the used and new Read more

F-16 Making Its Own Weather; Scrappy Draws A Huge Crowd And Babies Flying Planes
F-16

With the big storm in the rearview mirror, Oshkosh AirVenture got back to the business of making magic, and we Read more

Volocopter 2X completed its first US public crewed test flight
Volocopter 2X

Each year the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) holds a massive air show in Wisconsin called AirVenture. At AirVenture 2021, the Read more