Military Aviation

Explore the world of military aviation with stories about fighters and transport aircraft.

The F-117 retired partly because of the F-22

Why Was the F-117 Retired?

With its innovative design and stealth technologies, the F-117 Nighthawk was a pioneer aircraft. So what led to the F-117's retirement?

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Military Aviation
The top speed of the X-15 was 4,520 mph (7,274 km/h)

The North American X-15 Top Speed

The North American X-15 was the first operational spaceplane in the world. It still holds the record for the fastest crewed, powered flight in history.

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Military Aviation
Is the Grumman F-14 Tomcat still in service?

Is the F-14 Tomcat Still in Service?

The F-14 Tomcat was the primary air superiority fighter for the US Navy. The Navy retired the aircraft in 2006, but it is still used today.

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Military Aviation
The location of the wright brothers' first flight

The Location of the Wright Brothers' First Flight

The Wright brothers' first flight was only 12 seconds long, but it changed the world. Learn about the Wright brother's first flight, where it took place, and what is there today.

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Commercial Aviation
We examine the F-14s top speed and how it achieves it

What Is the Top Speed of the F-14 Tomcat?

The F-14 Tomcat was the primary fighter for the US Navy. High speeds are critical for air fighters and can determine the mission's outcome. We examine the F-14s top speed.

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Military Aviation

How Many SR-71s Were Made?

The Lockheed SR-71 was a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft operated by the U.S. It is famous for its spectacular speeds and groundbreaking engineering. But how many SR-71s were made?

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Military Aviation

What Is Fly by Wire?

Most modern airplanes use a fly-by-wire system to maneuver. Learn about the basics of fly-by-wire systems and their advantages.

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Commercial Aviation

When Was the Jet Engine Invented?

Many inventors were designing the jet engine at the same time. Read all the details.

Tobias Holm
Tobias Holm
Commercial Aviation