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Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873 - 1932), Brazilian aviation pioneer: built and flew one of the first practical airships.
Wright Brothers American airplane inventors and aviation pioneers: built the world's first successful airplane and made the first controlled, powered and heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.
Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937), American aviation pioneer: first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974), American aviator and explorer: the first to fly nonstop from New York to Paris on May 20–21, 1927.
Chuck Yeager (1923 - ), a retired major general in the United States Air Force and test pilot: was the first pilot to travel faster than sound in 1947.
Samuel Langley (1834 - 1906), American pioneer of aviation, astronomer and Smithsonian Institution secretary: experimented unsuccessfully with steam-engine unmanned and manned aircrafts (Langley Aerodrome) at the end of the 19th century.
Glenn Curtiss (1878 - 1930), American aviation pioneer: founder of the U.S. aircraft industry.
Aviation Biographies - Elementary School Level
Women in Aviation and Space History - National Space and Air Museum
Pioneers of Aviation - Aeragon
Aviation Biographies - Middle / High School Level
National Aviation Hall of Fame
The Aviation History Online Museum
Aviation Biographies - Infoplease
100 Years of Flight - Time.com
Aeronautics Heroes, People and Organizations - Allstar
Solo Flights Around the World
History of Aviation - Spartacus
Famous Pilots - biography.com
List of aviators - Wikipedia
Aviation Biographies - High School / College Level
Pioneer Profiles - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aviation Inventors Gallery
American Women's History: Aviation - Ken Middleton
Famous Firsts in Aviation - Fact Monster
Aviation and Aviators on Stamps and Images
Aviation Biography (Aviators)