Actor Cliff Robertson signals success after he test-piloted a replica of an airplane challenging the Wright brothers' status as the first to fly on Friday morning, July 11, 1986 in a tethered test flight at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Conn. The aircraft, in the test flight, rose …
An undated handout photograph shows Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F- 35 fighter jet, provided to the media on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Source: Lockheed Martin Corp. via Bloomberg
Eurofighter Typhoon jet flies on the third day of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., on July 21, 2010. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomber
A plane piloted by Louis Bleriot, the French aviator, is shown after crossing the English Channel, July 25, 1909. (AP Photo)
A pilot is accused of using the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport to smuggle illegal immigrants to the Phoenix area.
Boeing headquarters in Chicago. Photo by Tim Boyle of Bloomberg News
An air tanker's retardant is spread ahead of flames early in the fire's progress. But the fire soon made such efforts look puny.
NEW YORK — A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate abou…
Photo shows Neil A. Armstrong, on April 17, 1964, when he was an X15 pilot. (AP Photo)