aviation history

Travel
The last airline in the country that still offers complimentary in-flight meals!
Books
Long before women talked about cracking the glass ceiling, they took to the skies. In 1942, most of our combat pilots were in the war zones creating a shortage of qualified pilots back here at home. Who was left that could do this work?
Entertainment
Having announced his retirement, Hayao Miyazaki's made one final feature: The Wind Rises. It's an animated film for adults, but I can't imagine adults -- let alone kids -- sitting still for it.
New York
I'll never forget the first time I walked through that awe-inspiring terminal in my brand-new Pan Am uniform in 1965. It was my training flight to Paris, and I was on my way to see the world -- the "Pan Am World."
Science
Did history get the Wright brothers all wrong? The feat, Jackson writes, took place in Connecticut "more than two years before
Tech
There wouldn't seem to be many good reasons for designing a submarine to launch airplanes, but during the past one hundred years at least six countries have experimented with the concept some with surprising success.
Travel
In the old days of air travel, if you wanted to fly from regional cities like Utica, Plattsburgh, Watertown, Burlington and Jamestown, you didn't have a choice of carriers. Mohawk was it! Passengers from other small towns elsewhere in the country may recall similar one-airline service at the time.
Business
I'm struck by the similarity of the feelings of instability in the world now with how we Pan Am employees felt as our company began to fail.
College
If even one person who reads this comes away aware of the historical significance of December 17th, then I will consider myself successful in writing this.
The World Post
Hordes of Lindbergh's worshipful fans refused to clear the runway so that the airplane could land. Lindbergh, unsure of how much gas he had left, was climbing to leave the airport area when suddenly both engines went dead.
Travel
Despite the fact that no one yet knows what happened to Flight 447, the French government recently filed manslaughter charges against Airbus and Air France.
New York
Officials from the Wright Family Foundation and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum were in New York on Wednesday to mark