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100 Years of Autogyros100 Years of Autogyros
100 Years of Autogyros

1922 was a pivotal year in the history of autogyros. Let's take a look back and see what has made these unique-looking aircraft stand the test of time.

May 1, 2022 General Aviation
The right way for ‘Wrong Way’The right way for ‘Wrong Way’
The right way for ‘Wrong Way’

Nothing worthwhile can be achieved without resourcefulness. One pilot from the 1930s showed an extraordinary amount of resourcefulness and thereby epitomized the adventurous spirit of early aviation pioneers.

May 1, 2022 Remembering the Pioneers
Alexander KartveliAlexander Kartveli
Alexander Kartveli

Kartveli was instrumental in the development of the P-47 Thunderbolt, F-105 Thunderchief and A-10 Thunderbolt II.

Apr 3, 2022 Remembering the Pioneers
Adolphe PégoudAdolphe Pégoud
Adolphe Pégoud

Let us take a closer look at one of the true trailblazers of aviation. For a few years during the early 1900s, he was seen as the best pilot in the world.

Apr 3, 2022 Remembering the Pioneers
The Grumman F-14 TomcatThe Grumman F-14 Tomcat
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Arguably one of the best-known and most beautiful fighters of all time, the F-14 Tomcat has had a fascinating history.

Apr 3, 2022 Military
Sir Sydney CammSir Sydney Camm
Sir Sydney Camm

Whilse working for Hawker, Camm developed some of the most famous aircraft of World War II and the Cold War era.

Mar 6, 2022 History
Invincible IvanInvincible Ivan
Invincible Ivan

With so much exposure currently given to the 'Ghost of Kyiv', who, according to legend, would be the first ace of the 21st century, it is perhaps appropriate to take a look back at Ukraine's most famous ace of all time.

Mar 6, 2022 Military
The Mil Mi-8The Mil Mi-8
The Mil Mi-8

As the media continues to report on the war currently raging in Eastern Europe, Russian and Ukrainian Mil Mi-8s frequently feature in photographs and videos, transporting troops, special forces and even politicians. Let’s take a closer look at this seemingly ubiquitous helicopter type.

Mar 6, 2022 Military
An-225 destroyedAn-225 destroyed
An-225 destroyed

On 27 February, this year, it was confirmed that the An-225 has been destroyed at Antonov Airport in Kyiv. Depending on whom you would like to believe, the aircraft had either been destroyed by a Russian airstrike, or Ukrainian artillery.

Mar 6, 2022 News
The Race to Break the Sound BarrierThe Race to Break the Sound Barrier
The Race to Break the Sound Barrier

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first supersonic flight. Who was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound? Do you think you know the answer? Maybe this question deserves a closer look before one attempts to answer it.

Mar 6, 2022 Military
The Bombing of JapanThe Bombing of Japan
The Bombing of Japan

On 15 June 1944, 68 American Boeing B-29s took off from Chengdu in China to bomb industrial facilities in the city of Yawata in Japan. The raid could barely be called a success, but it was only the first of many air raids which would result in the destruction of dozens of Japanese cities.

Jan 19, 2022 Military
Remembering the Pioneers: Anthony FokkerRemembering the Pioneers: Anthony Fokker
Remembering the Pioneers: Anthony Fokker

Also known as 'The Flying Dutchman', Fokker gained fame for designing World War I era fighters, as well as various airliners.

Jan 19, 2022 Remembering the Pioneers