Have you ever wondered about the people who made flying possible? Although we take airplanes for granted today, the brave men and women who were some of the first pioneers in aviation history remain to this day a true inspiration for young pilots throughout the world:
- American aviator, sailor and author, Ernest Kellogg Gann was one of the most influential figures in early aviation history and literature. He is known for his worldwide adventures during the 2nd World War, his efforts as an inspired conservationist and his classic of commercial aviation, a memoir entitled Fate Is the Hunter.
- Charles Lindbergh is one of the best known names in aviation history. Although he started his career as an air mail pilot in the United States, in 1927, he became known throughout the world as the first person ever to cover the 3,600-mile journey from New York to Paris flying a single-engine Ryan monoplane – the famous Spirit of St. Louis.
- Just a few years after Lindbergh’s historical flight, a daring young woman known as Amelia Earhart became the first female pilot ever to repeat Lindbergh’s feat – flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart’s achievements, records, writings, as well as her famous disappearance in 1937 remain an integral part of aviation history to this day.
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