May 2012: The New Age of Flight

May 2012: The New Age of Flight


Three concepts for making commercial travel greener, cleaner, and quieter. by Andrew Rosenblum and Rose Pastore

The largest nation on Earth is flying more people more places than ever. Its effort to do so without destroying the environment could show the rest of the world a better way to travel. by James Fallows

Inside the gear that should keep Felix Baumgartner alive as he attempts the longest free fall ever. by Steven Kotler

How engineers are tackling the most difficult challenge in aviation design: the electric airplane. by Seth Fletcher

Why fighter pilots will still win in a dogfight. by C.J. Chivers

The world's greatest paper-airplane engineers go head to head. by Corinne Iozzio

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