Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous aviators, who have changed the aviation industry.

Aviators are the pilots of an airplane or other aircraft. A career in aviation is today considered to be a highly glamorous one, but just decades ago it was a dangerous field to venture into. Several aviation pioneers had lost their lives in their attempts to contribute to aircraft design, navigation and advancement of flight. The Wright brothers, no doubt, are among the first ones we think of while talking of aviators. Together they invented the aeronautical concept of three-axis control and made the first powered, controlled, and sustained flight possible. Gustave Albin Whitehead, another aviation pioneer gained much fame for designing and building gliders, flying machines and engines. He also claimed to have flown a powered flying machine prior to the Wright brothers though this claim is disputed. In the first half of the 20th century when aviation was predominantly a male-centric field, Amelia Mary Earhart became the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Jacqueline Cochran was another noted female aviator who made an important contribution to the formation of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). This section provides you information about the life and works of famous aviators from all over the globe.

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
(American)
Jim LovellJim Lovell
(American)
Manfred von RichthofenManfred von Richthofen
(Polish)

Alan BeanAlan Bean
(American)
Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(American)
Fred HaiseFred Haise
(American)

Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
(German)
Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)
Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
(American)

Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
(British)
Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
(American)
Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
(American)

Ken MattinglyKen Mattingly
(American)
Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
(British)
Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(British)

Harald QuandtHarald Quandt
(German)
Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
(American)
Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(American)

Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
(American)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Pete ConradPete Conrad
(American)

Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)
Mathias RustMathias Rust
(German)
Deke SlaytonDeke Slayton
(American)

James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(American)
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Frank BormanFrank Borman
(American)

David ScottDavid Scott
(American)
Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
(British)
Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
(German)

Randy ShughartRandy Shughart
(American)
Charles DukeCharles Duke
(American)
Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
(American)

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Austrian,German,Polish)
Alexey LeonovAlexey Leonov
(Russian)
Gail HalvorsenGail Halvorsen
(American)

Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
(Brazilian)
Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter
(American)
Wally SchirraWally Schirra
(American)

Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Israeli)
Hans-Joachim MarseilleHans-Joachim Marseille
(German)
Betty OngBetty Ong
(American)

Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
(German)
James IrwinJames Irwin
(American)
Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(American)

Ernst UdetErnst Udet
(German)
Burt RutanBurt Rutan
(American)
Bruno MussoliniBruno Mussolini

Kurt StudentKurt Student
(German)
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
(German)
Günther RallGünther Rall
(German)

Dieter F. UchtdorfDieter F. Uchtdorf
(German)
Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
(American)
Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
(American)

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
(German)
Sabiha GökçenSabiha Gökçen
(Turkish)
Joseph KittingerJoseph Kittinger
(American)

Lothar von RichthofenLothar von Richthofen
(German)
Guion BlufordGuion Bluford
(American)
Leonard CheshireLeonard Cheshire
(British)

Samantha CristoforettiSamantha Cristoforetti
George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Canadian)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van ZantenJacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten

Max ImmelmannMax Immelmann
Oswald BoelckeOswald Boelcke
Hans BaurHans Baur
(German)

William C. McCoolWilliam C. McCool
(American)
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
(German)
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(Israeli)

Keith ParkKeith Park
(British)
Svetlana SavitskayaSvetlana Savitskaya
(Russian)
Albert BallAlbert Ball
(British)

James McDivittJames McDivitt
(American)
Bruce McCandless IIBruce McCandless II
(American)
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
(French)

Donn F. EiseleDonn F. Eisele
(American)
Alfred WordenAlfred Worden
(American)
Ivan KozhedubIvan Kozhedub

Werner VossWerner Voss
Walter CunninghamWalter Cunningham
(American)
Johannes SteinhoffJohannes Steinhoff
(German)