Aerospace America

Knowledge inspires. Knowledge empowers. In that spirit, AIAA’s membership magazine informs you about the critical technology and policy issues through intelligent and highly visual journalism. Stay on top of the latest developments with our free online news stories. Then go deeper by receiving our visually stunning, print edition magazine with its in-depth articles, graphics and photos — all of which is available to members online as well. Aerospace America provides you with the knowledge, ideas and inspiration that can help you shape your career and the future of aerospace.

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Aerospace America Cover for July-August 2020

The combined July–August 2020 issue of Aerospace America is now live. Don’t miss the cover story, "Virtual Travel," by Sarah Wells. Also, see if you possess the knowledge to solve this month's AeroPuzzler: Gliding Like a Frigate Bird:

A magnificent frigate bird is gliding in calm air with a ground speed of just a few knots. Normally, such a low ground speed would be impossible for a U-2 spy plane. But the pilot, looking at the tropical forecast, predicts that later in the day he can match the frigate bird’s low ground speed. How might that be possible?

Draft a response of no more than 250 words and email it by midnight Eastern Aug. 4 to for a chance to have your name published in the July/August issue.

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