B-17 Flying Fortress Forum
Join in the action at the B-17 Forum! Discuss history with veterans and aviators, find an old friend, view the photo gallery, and read the personal stories of those who were there.

John Glenn: Three Orbits to History
Fly into history beside John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth. Take avoyage back to the early 1960s and the Space Race between the USA and the USSR.
It's a MIG!!
Catch the story and see the never before published photos of America's first MiG-15. Be there when North Korean pilot, Lt. Kum Sok No, defected to Kimpo AFB, Seoul, South Korea, in 1953.

Pretty Deadly (Nose Art)
Military aviators since WWII have often personalized their aircraft with nose art depicting women, cartoon characters, hometown imagery, and simply names. Take a tour into history with HW as we examine some of the best nose art, up close and personal!
High Flight
Woven deep into the traditions of aviation, one poem stands alone for pilots. High Flight was composed by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a United States citizen serving with the RCAF in Britain.
Flight School 101
Learn to Fly! Yes, you can do it. This new interactive feature takes you where you've always wanted to go -- toward your pilot's license and to the skies. As Amelia Earhart said when she took her first flight in an airplane, "As soon as we left the ground, I knew that I myself had to fly." Also, be sure to check out the new Learn to Fly Forum!
Lawn Darts and Warthogs
Test your knowledge in our first ever, interactive aviation quiz. Our challenge: can you pick a dozen airplanes just by their popular nicknames? It may sound easy, but we're not talking about the manufacturer's label.
SR-71 Blackbird
Check out America's fastest, highest-flying super secret reconnaissance plane, the SR-71. It flew missions over the Soviet Union, Vietnam, and the Middle East for over 30 years, and was never once shot down.
Carrier Air Wing
Hit the decks of the US Navy's aircraft carriers and see a Carrier Air Wing in action. Consider the risks and the muscle involved in the high risk business of flying at sea!
B-52 Stratofortress
The history of the B-52 is the history of the Cold War. For over thirty years, this airplane stood toe-to-toe with the Soviet Union in the grim face-off of the nuclear age. Check out the real history - only at HW!
Cydonia: Illusions on Mars
The "Face on Mars." Was it real? Was it evidence of an alien civilization? Or was it just a trick of light and shadow? With the flight of NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, the new pictures tell a different story.
Aviation Posters
Simply advertising or simply beautiful? Aviation posters of the 1910s, '20s, '30s and '40s have become collector's items. HW selects two dozen of the best.
AVRO Lancaster at War
Over 50,000 Allied airman lost their life in the night bombing campaign against the Third Reich. Read about the AVRO Lancaster, Britain's premiere four-engine bomber.

Air Mail: Flights of Courage
Fly the mail with the pioneer aviators of the U.S. Air Mail Service. Learn about the risks and achievements of the Service, and review an extensive photo gallery from the early years of aviation.

Edward Steichen Photo Gallery
During WWII, Edward Steichen, arguably one of the finest commercial photographers of the day, volunteered to serve in the US Navy on board carriers in combat. His photographs have emerged as some of the finest examples of work with a camera at war.

Target Baghdad: Gulf War Diary
Surf through our photo diary of the Gulf War, reviewing over a hundred of the finest images brought back from the conflict. Our staff sorted through over 30,000 USAF Combat Camera photos to select the best for you.