Aviator Authors

Jacqueline Cochran
American Aviator
Jacqueline Cochran was a pioneer American aviator, considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation. Wikipedia
Bessie Coleman
American Aviator
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license. Wikipedia
Jimmy Doolittle
American Aviator
General/Doctor James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, USAF was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. Wikipedia
Donald Wills Douglas
American Aviator
Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. was a United States aircraft industrialist and founder of the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1921 . Wikipedia
Alberto Santos Dumont
Brazilian Aviator
Alberto Santos-Dumont was a Brazilian aviation pioneer. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, Santos Dumont dedicated himself to aeronautical study and experimentation in Paris, France, where he spent most of his adult life. Wikipedia
Amelia Earhart
American Aviator
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. Wikipedia
Steve Fossett
American Aviator
James Stephen "Steve" Fossett was an American businessman, and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. Wikipedia
Georges Guynemer
French Aviator
Georges Guynemer was a top fighter ace for France during World War I, and a French national hero at the time of his death. Wikipedia
Otto Lilienthal
German Aviator
Otto Lilienthal was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. Wikipedia
Charles Lindbergh
American Aviator
Charles Augustus Lindbergh , nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist. Wikipedia
Mike Melville
American Aviator
Michael Winston "Mike" Melvill is an Earthrounder and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites. Wikipedia
Wiley Post
American Aviator
Wiley Hardeman Post was a famed American aviator, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream. Wikipedia
Manfred von Richthofen
German Aviator
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen , also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I. Wikipedia
Eddie Rickenbacker
American Aviator
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. Wikipedia
Igor Sikorsky
American Aviator
Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky , was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Wikipedia
Chuck Yeager
American Aviator
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound . Wikipedia