History

History

Francesco Baracca
Francesco Baracca

During World War I, the average life expectancy of a pilot was eleven days. Still, successful pilots became national heroes and were seen as 'knights of the sky'.

History Dec 20, 2021
Remembering the Pioneers
Remembering the Pioneers

The story of the first woman to pilot a powered aircraft.

Remembering the Pioneers Dec 20, 2021
The ugliest aircraft in history
The ugliest aircraft in history

“Ah,” you may say. “As an aviation enthusiast, I am certain there is no such thing as an ugly aircraft!” That’s what I thought, until I discovered these aircraft…

History Dec 20, 2021
The Iconic Huey and Bell 205
The Iconic Huey and Bell 205

Not only is the Bell Huey one of the most produced helicopter types in aviation history, it also holds the record as the most widely used military helicopter in the world. Its unique looks and distinctive sound also make it easily recognizable. What was the story behind the legendary Huey and its civilian counterparts?

Commercial aviation Dec 20, 2021
Monument Unveiled for Bomber Crew
Monument Unveiled for Bomber Crew

In October 2021, a monument was unveiled in the Netherlands, in the city of Almere. This monument was erected to commemorate the crew of Short Stirling BK716, the bomber that was recovered from the Markermeer last year.

Military Nov 1, 2021
The White Rose of Stalingrad - Lilya Litvyak
The White Rose of Stalingrad - Lilya Litvyak

The story of the top scoring female ace of World War II.

Military Nov 1, 2021
Marcel Dassault
Marcel Dassault

Find out more about the founder of Dassault Aviation.

Remembering the Pioneers Nov 1, 2021
Britain's V-Force
Britain's V-Force

In 1947, Britain needed a long-range jet bomber which would be capable of delivering nuclear weapons. The British defence industry responded and Bomber Command ended up with three highly capable nuclear bombers.

Military Nov 1, 2021
Early Business Jets
Early Business Jets

Even to those who have little or no interest in aviation, business jets are seen as the ultimate form of air travel. Where did the concept originate? Let us look at some examples of these aircraft, which were the first of their kind.

Commercial aviation Nov 1, 2021
New inductees to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
New inductees to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

“Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce the resumption of inductions following a hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Rod Sheridan, Chairman of the Board for the Hall.

History Oct 1, 2021
Grumman’s Fabulous Felines
Grumman’s Fabulous Felines

The Wildcat and Hellcat personified Grumman’s unofficial motto, “Make it strong, make it work, make it simple.” These elementary ingredients formed the recipe for Grumman’s rugged and dependable naval fighters.

Military Oct 1, 2021
Defending Lima Site 85
Defending Lima Site 85

Clandestine operations in one of the most controversial wars in history set the stage for one of the strangest and unique air battles ever fought.

Military Sep 1, 2021