The Longform Guide to Airplanes
The Devil at 37,000 Feet
There were so many ways the two planes could have avoided the collision. The odds were so slim. But high above the Amazon in 2006, a combination of technology and human fallibility brought them together.
Life as an air-traffic controller at LaGuardia.
What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447?
The transcript of a disaster.
Luv & War at 30,000 Feet
The story of Southwest Airlines.
Aches on a Plane
On the attempted hijacking of a FedEx flight by a FedEx employee.
Turn Left at Cloud 109
On the dream of a transportation system reliant as much on small, safe commuter planes as cars.
In 1977, in the Tiny Town of New Hope, a Plane Crashed in My Yard
The author, two years old when Southern Flight 242 crashed in his backyard, reports on the aftermath, both for his family and for the passengers.