Aviation History

From Stewardess to Flight attendant: how the role evolved throughout decades?

Since the commencement of scheduled commercial flights in the early 1910s, flight attendants have played a significant role in airline operations....


Space every day: Exploring the history of space flight with Margaret Weitekamp

Every day is Space Day for Margaret Weitekamp, chair and curator of the space history department at the National Air and Space Museum.  ...


Researcher claims the flight MH370 followed a complex path before vanishing

 Independent researcher claims Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 followed a complex path before disappearing....


The special meaning behind Air France flights AF401 & AF229

Air France operated two celebratory flights AF401 and AF229 to make a nod to a special event in France’s aviation history....


Famous women in aviation who are making history today

Famous women in aviation are breaking down old stereotypes and demonstrating impeccable professional and in-personal skills....


Influential women throughout aviation history: who are they?

How well do you know the women trailblazers that paved the way in aviation? Who were they and what mark did they leave? Take the quiz and check your knowledge!...


The women who shaped the history of aviation

For women, the conquest of the skies was not limited only by the laws of physics, but also the laws of men....


Vintage photos of golden age of aviation | Best of 2020

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TBT: First submarine to be sunk by an aircraft

On September 15, 1916, the French submarine Foucault was sunk by two Austrian seaplanes, becoming the first submarine in history to be sunk by an aircraft....


How Pan Am Boeing 707 offered us the world

On October 26, 1958, Pan Am Boeing 707 took off from Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) to Paris, France. The airline’s first daily transatlantic flight named Clipper America started a new era of commercial aviation....