Before NASA, John Glenn was a Marine pilot John Glenn is the kind of pilot who makes it home. The world held its breath on Feb. 20,1962, as…

THE FIRST OF three development Tornado GR.4s, converted from development GR.1 XZ631/P15, made its first flight from British Aerospace’s Warton plant on May 29. GEC-Marconi equipment in the…

A travel-inspired hotelin Atlanta continues a new chapter for Le Meridien The past few years have been monumental for Le Meridien. which began life in 1972 as an…

SUKHOI’S PROTOTYPE Su-35-1 multi-role fighter, ‘901 Blue’, undertook its first flight from Zhukovsky, near Moscow, on February 18. Built at the KnAAPO factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, it was completed…

Frederic Lert reports on French and Norwegian helicopter detachments deployed to the former Yugoslavia in support of UN operations in Bosnia. SITUATED ON THE Adriatic coastline, 6 miles…

WHEN YOU ASK an experienced martial artist if he has ever used his training, don’t be surprised if he says, “I use it every day.” He’s not talking…

A RESEARCH project called Quiet Spike, which investigates suppression of sonic booms, has begun at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, at Edwards AFB, California. A joint team of…

Will there be enough runway to depart? To land? PERFORMANCE PLANNING is ail important part of any preflight routine. Private pilots must understand how the aircraft will perform…

Kevin Wright reports on the Open Skies Treaty and the aircraft and equipment used to implement it. THE OPEN SKIES treaty was signed in March 1992, representing, in…