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An office and retreat in an airplane hangar gives a nod to the golden age of aviation
After years living in London and designing high-end hotels and restaurants all over the world, Summer Williams returned home to Rome, Georgia, to design an airplane hangar for her pilot father, Mick, who wanted a home for his Cessna T206 airplane at Russell Field—and a place to relax. Here’s how the design took off.
I’m not a pilot, but I flew the Delta Flight Museum’s 737 simulator
“Ever roll a 737?” Piloting the Delta Flight Museum's 737-200 simulator gave me a chance to do things I'd never get to do in a real commercial jet.
Plane-watch at the world’s busiest airport
With nearly 2,500 takeoffs and landings per day, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides aviation fanatics an excellent perch for watching the skies.
10 things we learned while flying with the Blue Angels
During a ride-along in Rome, Georgia, we barrel-rolled, ducked, dived, experienced 7 Gs, flew upside down, even achieved weightlessness in an F/A-18.
Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing brings warbirds back to life
An airplane fanatic since he was six, Willard Womack climbs onto the wing of a Bell P-63 Kingcobra and beholds it like some immense phoenix brought back to life. In four days, after a 25-year restoration, the P-63 will fly again or for the first time since 1974.
One Square Mile: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marietta
They build airplanes here, and the noise is terrific: a general whirring and whining, a clatter of rivet guns. Seated before the upper wing panel of a C-130J Super Hercules, Valerie Branch plays her own part in the cacophony.