Amelia Mary Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/ AIR-hart, born July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939) was an American aviation pioneer and author.[2][Note 1] Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.[4] She set many other records,[3][Note 2] was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.[6] Continue reading “Amelia Mary Earhart”

Howard Hughes

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Howard Hughes

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes

Profession: Aviator and Businessman

Nationality: United States of America


Why Famous: Howard Hughes is known for his eccentricities as much as for his achievements, which were many. Hughes was a Hollywood filmmaker, an aviator, real estate mogul and philanthropist. Continue reading “Howard Hughes”

1st sustained motorized aircraft flight, Wright brothers

The Wright brothers – Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) – were two American aviation pioneers generally credited[3][4][5] with inventing, building, and flying the world’s the first successful motor-operated aeroplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903, 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers were also the first to invent aircraft controls that made the fixed-wing powered flight possible. Continue reading “1st sustained motorized aircraft flight, Wright brothers”