The woman on the iconic ‘We can do it!’ posters from the 1940s encouraged women to join the WWII workforce – and they did. Here, see 46 real-life Rosie the Riveters who built bombers and transport planes.
This little airplane safety card pamphlet was given to passengers on board Pan Am’s double-decker Strato clipper propeller plane (Boeing 377, aka Stratocruiser) in case of an emergency.
Find out about the famous B-17 Flying Fortress planes from WWII – how they were invented, built, tested and used – and what happened to them after the war was finally over.
In the late 1930s, aviator Amelia Earhart mysteriously vanished on her flights around the globe. See original newspaper reports at the time of her disappearance and a look back at the mystery 25 years later.
American Airlines was one of the first companies to offer passenger flights in the US. The industry’s biggest success came after WWII. Here’s a look at the history of the airline’s first decades!
While demonstrating a prototype of the Boeing 707 passenger jet, the pilot decided to show just how remarkable the plane was… and flew it upside down. Twice.
DB Cooper, a courteous middle-aged man disappeared, apparently by parachute, with a $200,000 ransom Wednesday night while a jetliner he hijacked was en route from Seattle to Reno.
It took only 12 seconds and covered 120 feet, but the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight made the moon as reachable as sailing ships once made America. Here’s how they made history.
Two planes collidced over Arizona in 1956, resulting in the deaths of all 128 people aboard. The Grand Canyon airplane crash was the worst air disaster until that time, and changed the history of airline safety.
United Airlines flights in the ’50s offered a whole different kind of experience compared to now. Here, see what the travel industry hoped to provide to passengers!
The mystery of Pan Am Flight 7, flying between San Francisco to Honolulu, crashed mysteriously midway between the two cities. The cause has yet to be determined.
Look at the people driving these Chrysler cars for 1956. Their faces tell they know they couldn’t have made a better choice!
Range: Anywhere on Earth — and your Air Force has it! The Consolidated B-36 can carry a 10,000 pound atomic bomb to a target 5,000 miles away, drop it, then return to base.
Airplane! uses disaster movie conventions as platforms to interject humor at every turn. Like a streamlined club act, it’s all over before the welcome gets worn. Stars Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hayes. Also: See the Airplane movie trailer!
The development of aeronautics in America as a big business proposition dates from May 21, 1927, when Col. Charles A Lindbergh completed his transatlantic flight to Paris.
Toll 147 as Planes Collide San Diego Disaster Worst US Crash San Diego — A packed Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and a student pilot’s rented
Professor Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, has witnessed the trial flights of the machine devised by Professor Samuel P Langley, formerly of Pittsburg. Mr Bell makes the following statement…
The quick and quiet Douglas DC-9 is bringing the jet age to just about everybody. The new Douglas DC-9 is opening an entirely new approach
US expects to ‘top’ Focke-Wulf 190 in high altitude dog fights of future Most talked-about new fighter plane in the European war theater is Germany’s
The transit of the air, a new science, a new sensation, gives her just the joy she needs, and the thrill of dangling from the swaying wicker basket at the end of a huge gas bag is the last word in enjoyment.
First entering service with Eastern Air Lines in 1959, the Lockheed L-188 Electra was a leap forward in airline technology when it appeared. But the planes had a fatal flaw.
America to Panama air mail and passenger service on January 1st July 28, 1928 – Jamaica Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica) Will be largest system of international airways
Now Pan Am adds the DC-8 to world’s largest, fastest over-ocean jet fleet! This month, another brilliant star of the stratosphere — the DC-8 Jet
How Charles Lindbergh rose from working on a farm to become a worldwide hero for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
You have to have a system to beat the airport waiting game. We do. A complete team of ground personnel trained to get you from front door to exit door without a hitch. When you fly at nearly 600 mph on a jet, we can’t afford to slow you down on the ground.
The B-1 Bomber The principal launch pad for the airborne cruise may be the new swing-wing B-1 bomber. Designed as a successor to the 25-year-old
You can fly Boeing jetliners to 135 cities in 70 countries, over the routes of these famous airlines. All continents, all sections of the globe are included.
In US skies – about 3 near misses a day … 109 killed in 3 collisions since February 1  In 1958, through May 19,
A flying explorer’s two weeks afoot on the arctic ice Forced down in a blizzard while soaring over the least-known part of the Arctic Ocean
Bulletin from Boeing America’s longest-range defense missile, the Boeing Bomarc IM-99, shown at start of automatic firing from launching shelter. Supersonic Bomarcs have quick reaction
New Beechcraft King Air A90 This beautiful bird is really a workhorse in disguise! Don’t let the good lucks of this business airplane full you.
Bay Area folk see Oakland from clouds Akron, Ohio, plane pilot takes tire men on air tour More than two score residents of Oakland, Berkeley,
From “Romance of the Skies” Traveling from San Francisco, California to Honolulu, Hawaii Date: June 30, 1956 Distance in miles: 2,420 Altitude: 10,000 Air speed:
Boeing 747 plane mockup (1967) The 490-passenger Boeing 747 shown here is a mockup, but the new jets will be produced in this giant plant,
Now own a Cessna for just $2850 down (1959) Learn to fly free while making sales calls in your new Cessna Inter-City Commuter The
Quick facts for air-minded readers 10 planes an hour — It is estimated that US aircraft manufacturers are now turning out planes at a rate
Delta Pilot Captain John Richards (1977) John, who has been with Delta for 17 years, has flown just about every airliner from the DC-3 up.
You will measure distance by your watch All else is secondary to the fight for life which this country is waging today. In that struggle,