Behind the Scenes
Producer Mike Jorgensen describes what it was like to take cameras inside some of America's most classified facilities.
Visit Arizona's "boneyard," where old fighters and bombers await a call to duty—or to the scrap yard.
Meet a Test Pilot
Find out why Navy Commander Philip "Rowdy" Yates works hard to make test flights as boring as possible.
Designing for Stealth
How do you render a 15-ton hunk of flying metal nearly invisible to the enemy?
A pilot's gear is a sophisticated support system that can save his life in deadly situations.
Send a plane down a runway at top speed and see how it achieves enough lift to take off.
Experiment with airfoil shapes and discover how they affect the way a plane flies.
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Watch a news clip related to NOVA's "Battle of the X-Planes" program.
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