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    Famous Aviators and Notable Accomplishments





    Famous Aviators
    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 2021, 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

    Aviation Timelines
    Aerofiles
    Famous Firsts in Aviation - Fact Monster

    Aviation and Aviators on Stamps and Images
    Zeppelin

    Related Subjects
    Aviation Biography (Aviators)
    Military Technology



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