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NASA awarded civilian astronaut wings Tuesday to three 1960s-era test pilots who flew the X-15 to altitudes of 50 miles or higher. Retired NASA pilot Bill Dana and family members representing deceased pilots John McKay and Joseph Walker received the wings in a ceremony at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California...

Aviation Technology Group will build its Javelin jets in Front Range, Colo. , the company announced Tuesday...

The FAA is investigating the collapse of a 747's nosegear during a landing in Guam last Friday. Three minor injuries were reported. The airport was closed for six hours...

Two "barnstormers" from Santa Monica, Calif., are planning a month-long flight along Route 66 to Chicago, to promote GA and raise funds for the Kentarooney foundation to help victims of autism. They plan to land at 100 airports and write a book about the trip. They're seeking volunteers and sponsors...

Russian test pilots broke two world speed records last week -- both were flying Sukhoi Su-27P fighter jets over long routes, and reached speeds of 938 and 1,022 mph...

Free admission for flight crews who wear uniforms or wings to musical "Plane Crazy," playing in New York Sept. 15-25.