Famous Aviators

By jennac
  • Wilbur Wright

    Wilbur Wright
    His Birthday!
  • Orville Wright

    Orville Wright
    His Birthday!
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    First flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Glenn Curtiss

    Glenn Curtiss
    He won a scientific american trophy for flying one kilometer.
  • Samuel Pierpont Langley

    Samuel Pierpont Langley
    "Langley attempted to launch his gasoline-powered "Great Aerodrome," off a houseboat in the Potomac River."
  • Blanche Stuart Scott

    Blanche Stuart Scott
    She was the first U. S. woman to solo in a plane.
  • Harriet Quimby

    Harriet Quimby
    She became the first woman aviator to get her pilot's license.
  • Bessie Coleman

    Bessie Coleman
    She flew in her first air show.
  • Stinson Sisters

    Stinson Sisters
    First women to open a flight school together.
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    First non-stop flight over the Atlantic.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    She was the first to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Married Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.
  • Jacqueline Cochran

    Jacqueline Cochran
    She entered her first major aviation competition.
  • Fred Noonan

    Fred Noonan
    Fred Noonan went missing!
  • Willa Brown

    Willa Brown
    She earned her private pilot's license.
  • Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

    Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
    He shot down 26 German planes in WWII
  • Daniel "Chappie" James

     Daniel "Chappie" James
    "He was commissioned in July 1943 and throughout the remainder of World War II he trained pilots for the all-black 99th Pursuit Squardon and worked in other assignments. He was subsequently stationed in Ohio and in the Philippines."
  • Chuck Yeager

     Chuck Yeager
    He becam the first persom to fly faster than the speed of sound.
  • Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.

    Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.
    "He became the first black general in Air Force history, but perhaps his greatest achievement was organizing and commanding the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military flying unit."
  • Beryl Markham

    Beryl Markham
    First female commercial pilot