History

  • From Civilian to Military: All About 1920 Airplanes

    The focus of 1920 airplanes was mail delivery, military applications and transportation as well as entertainment and the occasional industrial use such as crop dusting. While airships were dominant as a form of travel, a few nations dominated the construction...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 19, 2011 

  • How Costly was a WW2 Airplane to Build - Then and Now?

    Learn about the value of WWII aircraft in today's dollars and how the cost of an airplane differed from the WW2 era to today.
    By Elizabeth Engel April 28, 2011 

  • The History of the de Haviland Comet

    The De Havilland Comet ushered in the era of jet airliner travel. This historic jet ended up as one of the most infamous airplanes of all time.
    By Tim Plaehn November 22, 2010 


  • Safety Improvements in Aircraft Over the Past Hundred Years

    Since the first flight by the Wright Brothers, airplane safety has been a major concern for pilots, passengers and industry professionals. Safety improvements in aircraft over the past hundred years have mostly been in response to incidents both on the...
    By Jason C. Chavis November 20, 2010 

  • The Significance of Airplane Development

    The significance of development of the airplane has had widespread ramifications on the society of the world. Airplanes have changed the way people travel and conduct wars. At times, they have also been centerpieces in popular culture, influencing generations...
    By Jason C. Chavis November 16, 2010 

  • Sukhoi: Jet Aircraft Innovator for Over 70 Years

    Sukhoi is a near legendary name in the aviation world - the company has produced aircraft since 1930 and is the design bureau behind such successful aircraft as the SU-24 Fencer strike fighter and the SU-27 Flanker series of air superiority fighters....
    By AMT October 22, 2010 


  • Comparison of Modern Fighters: Gripen - F-16 and Gripen - JSF

    The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is Sweden's premier fighter aircraft and one of the first specifically built with export markets in mind. The prime competitors for the Gripen in export markets are upgraded versions of the F-16 and the new F-35 Joint Strike...
    By AMT October 22, 2010 

  • Aviation Pioneers of Germany

    There are numerous German aviation pioneers that helped establish the foundations of the industry in the early 1900s. Among other things, their nationality caused controversy in regards to who really performed the first powered flight, possibly beating...
    By Jason C. Chavis October 18, 2010 

  • The Berlin Airlift Causes and Effects

    What caused the Berlin Airlift? The roots of the largest airlift operation in human history stemmed from the fomenting conflict between the East and the West following the fall of Germany in 1945. It stands today as one of the crowning achievements...
    By Jason C. Chavis October 18, 2010 

  • About the B52 Bomber Airplane

    In the year 1952, on the day April 15th, an enormous aircraft with a wingspan area of 4000 square feet was taken into flight by a test pilot named Tex Johnson. The world was now to learn about the B52 bomber airplane!
    By johnsinit October 15, 2010 
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