The Boeing 747 first flew on February 9, 1969. It was the reigning “Queen of the Skies” for the rest of the 20th century. Boeing sold 1,546 747s. It was the first of the wide body jetliners.
The DC 3 and its military version the C-47 served the IAF for more than 30 years. It was a hardy and versatile machine that was one of the work horses of the IAF
The SR-71 Blackbird, also known as the Archangel, was the fastest classified air breathing airplane in the world and the world's first stealth plane that could fly at Mach 3+ .
The Avro Lancaster was a four engine heavy bomber used by the British in World War II.
Tankers are an important aircraft in any country’s fighter-bomber strategy. Are they fast though? Let’s find out.
The IAF needed a heavy bomber after independence. As the western powers failed to oblige, the IAF technicians cannibalised some 70 abandoned machines at Kanpur by RAF and 50 were made airworthy.
The Horton Ho-229 aka Gotha Go-229 was an aircraft that had an impressive theoretical capability. This aircraft causes many to wonder what might have been.
The Canberra, a light bomber was inducted into the IAF in the late fifties of the last century. It was phased out after 2 decades, during this span it was the foremost strike bomber of the AF
1. In 1946, Admiral Chester Nimitz, the chief of Naval Operations, ordered the creation of a flight exhibition team. The mission was simple, Admiral Nimitz wanted to raise Navy morale, showcase naval air power, raise the public's interest in naval...
During my years of flying since 1967, I have experienced occasional annoyance which has really tested my patience. This article relates my top pet peeves ranging from cancelled flights to turbulence.