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November 2010

Air & Space November 2010



Opening Announcements, Cover, Contents

Departments:Now on Smithsonian.com, Viewport, Letters, Now on Airspacemag.com, Soundings



Departments:Air & Space Interview, In the Museum, Above & Beyond, Oldies and Oddities



Jump. Fly. Land.

So far Jeb Corliss has mastered two out of three.

By Carl Hoffman



Flying Bathtubs Sell Like Hotcake

How a little sport like the Aeronca C-2 grew important enough to hand in museums.

By Giles Lamberston



Brooklyn’s Jewel: Floyd Bennet Field

It was once Aviation Central. Then it became a ghost town. Can the National Park Service bring it back to life?

By David Shaftel



Throttle Down

For 30 years, residents of Florida’s Space Coast welcomed the roar of space shuttles. Now they brace for silence.

By Tom Harpole



Just Shoot Me

In World War II, P-63 pilots had to learn to take it—and not take it personally.

By James Dunaway



Sidewinder

Why today’s military pilots can fire and forget.

By Preston Lerner



Forbidden Planet

The solar system’s least likely tourist attraction may soon receive a visitor from Earth.

By Sam Kean



Thrills! Chills! Mystery in the Air!

In the 1930s, Hollywood turned pilots into movie stars.

By Rebecca Maksel



Departments:Sightings, Reviews & Previews



Departments:Credits/Forecast, Moments & Milestones