In a 2011 letter to the author, legendary Royal Navy pilot Eric Brown revealed how he racked up more aircraft carrier landings than anyone before or since.
Stunt pilot and air racer Paul Mantz flew in more than 250 movies and once owned the world’s seventh largest air force.
Republic of China Air Force Major “Mike” Hua pulled off a nighttime dead-stick landing in an early U-2
Sixty years after its introduction, Lockheed’s U-2 spyplane continues to serve as America’s eyes in the sky over distant battlefields.
Armed to the teeth with machine guns and a 75mm cannon, B-25s played a key role in World War II as low-level bombers and strafers.
The North American B-25 Mitchell served in nearly every theater of operations during World War II. While the ionic medium bomber was continuously modified and redesigned for a wide variety of roles, some of the most famous B-25s were among the earliest produced.
In the aftermath of WWII, Germany turned to former Luftwaffe officers to rebuild its air force under NATO and help counter the Soviet threat.