Cover, Contents & Departments
What’s Up, Soundings, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy, In the Museum
Sightings, Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast, One More Thing
50 Years of Air Racing
Over half a century, a devoted few created the unique culture of Reno.
By Linda Shiner and Caroline Sheen
The Other Guys
NASA needs a space taxi. The likely pick is SpaceX—but don’t count out Colorado-based Sierra Nevada.
By Michael Behar
Cancelled: Larry Bell's Little Idea
Larry Bell’s little idea probably should have been kept to himself.
By Stephan Wilkinson
The Flight Over Avgas
Can private pilots fly unleaded?
By David Freed
The Universe's Baby Boom
A new telescope will tell us how the first stars and galaxies were born.
By Bruce Lieberman
The Gutless Cutlass
In the early jet age, pilots had good reason to fear the F7U.
By DC Agle
Short Decks and Swordfish
Britain’s desperate response to U-boats.
By Robert R. Powell