The Strut Rides Again

In its next concept aircraft, Boeing floats a classic way to reduce weight.
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Twin-Engine Troubles

Nothing else is as good as control.
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A Harmless Prank

A long-ago incident nearly takes down an American Airlines Douglas DC-4.
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Real Pilots Fly Adcock Ranges

A look at the navigation systems that preceded today's technology.
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What Are the Rectangular Things on My Cessna Skylane Elevators?

Airplanes use two types of control-surface balance: aerodynamic and mass.
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The Road Not Taken

Conditions in the air can look different to different pilots, especially to ones with varying amounts and kinds of experience.
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A Proton, An Electron—And Thou

Hindenburg meets Hiroshima, what could possibly go wrong?
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The Fatal Desire to Impress

How much of a pilot's decision making is drawn from irrational factors?
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The Propagation of a Broken Crankshaft

The fatigue crack had been with us from the start, biding its time, nibbling at the heart of the engine.
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Windy Canyon Dangers

Canyons draw adventurous pilots in—but they hold hidden hazards.
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