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.

Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid
(American)

Jim LovellJim Lovell
(American)
Manfred von RichthofenManfred von Richthofen

Alan ShepardAlan Shepard
(American)

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
(American)

Gail HalvorsenGail Halvorsen
(American)
Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
(German)

Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)
James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(American)

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
(American)

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(American)

Yves RossyYves Rossy
(Swiss)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)

Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
(American)
Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
(American)

Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
(American)

Joseph KittingerJoseph Kittinger
(American)

Harald QuandtHarald Quandt
(German)
Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
(American)

Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(British)
Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
(German)

Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
(British)

Pappy BoyingtonPappy Boyington
(American)

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Austrian,German)
Randy ShughartRandy Shughart
(American)

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
(American)
Ken MattinglyKen Mattingly
(American)

Deke SlaytonDeke Slayton
(American)

Fred HaiseFred Haise
(American)

Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(American)
David ScottDavid Scott
(American)

Pete ConradPete Conrad
(American)
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
(Brazilian)

Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter
(American)

Gennady PadalkaGennady Padalka
(Russian)

Hans-Joachim MarseilleHans-Joachim Marseille
(German)
Alexey LeonovAlexey Leonov
(Russian)

Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
(British)
Wally SchirraWally Schirra
(American)

Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
(British)

Burt RutanBurt Rutan
(American)

Frank BormanFrank Borman
(American)
Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Israeli)

Betty OngBetty Ong
(American)
Beate Uhse-RotermundBeate Uhse-Rotermund
(German)

Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
(American)

Charles DukeCharles Duke
(American)

Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
(German)
James IrwinJames Irwin
(American)

Ernst UdetErnst Udet
(German)
Mathias RustMathias Rust
(German)

Samantha CristoforettiSamantha Cristoforetti

Alan BeanAlan Bean
(American)

Dieter F. UchtdorfDieter F. Uchtdorf
(German)
Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
(German)

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
(German)
Sabiha GökçenSabiha Gökçen
(Turkish)

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)

Kurt StudentKurt Student
(German)

Lothar von RichthofenLothar von Richthofen
(German)
Guion BlufordGuion Bluford
(American)

Hans BaurHans Baur
(German)
Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(American)

Günther RallGünther Rall
(German)

Albert BallAlbert Ball
(British)

Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
(German)
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
(French)

George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Canadian)
Sussan LeySussan Ley
(Australian)

Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(Israeli)

Bruce McCandless IIBruce McCandless II
(American)

Leonard CheshireLeonard Cheshire
(British)
Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
(American)

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(German)
Johannes SteinhoffJohannes Steinhoff
(German)

Erich RudorfferErich Rudorffer
(German)

Oswald BoelckeOswald Boelcke

Hermann GrafHermann Graf
(German)
William C. McCoolWilliam C. McCool
(American)

Ivan KozhedubIvan Kozhedub
Werner VossWerner Voss

Svetlana SavitskayaSvetlana Savitskaya
(Russian)

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