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
Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
(American)

Alan ShepardAlan Shepard
(American)
Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
(British)
Bruce McCandless IIBruce McCandless II
(American)

Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
(German)
Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(American)
Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)

Fred HaiseFred Haise
(American)
Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
(American)
Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
(American)

Ken MattinglyKen Mattingly
(American)
Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(British)
Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
(American)

Harald QuandtHarald Quandt
(German)
Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
(American)
Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
(British)

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Dieter F. UchtdorfDieter F. Uchtdorf
(German)
Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
(American)

Pappy BoyingtonPappy Boyington
(American)
Deke SlaytonDeke Slayton
(American)
Randy ShughartRandy Shughart
(American)

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
(German)
James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(American)

David ScottDavid Scott
(American)
Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)
Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Austrian,German)

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
(American)
Pete ConradPete Conrad
(American)
Frank BormanFrank Borman
(American)

Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(American)
Alan BeanAlan Bean
(American)
Wally SchirraWally Schirra
(American)

Hans-Joachim MarseilleHans-Joachim Marseille
(German)
Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter
(American)
Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Israeli)

Charles DukeCharles Duke
(American)
Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
(British)
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
(Brazilian)

Alexey LeonovAlexey Leonov
(Russian)
James IrwinJames Irwin
(American)
Ernst UdetErnst Udet
(German)

Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(American)
Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
(American)
Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
(German)

Gail HalvorsenGail Halvorsen
(American)
Burt RutanBurt Rutan
(American)
Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
(American)

Kurt StudentKurt Student
(German)
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
(German)
Betty OngBetty Ong
(American)

Joseph KittingerJoseph Kittinger
(American)
William C. McCoolWilliam C. McCool
(American)
Bruno MussoliniBruno Mussolini

Guion BlufordGuion Bluford
(American)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van ZantenJacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten
Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
(German)

Mathias RustMathias Rust
(German)
Heinz-Wolfgang SchnauferHeinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer
(German)
Lothar von RichthofenLothar von Richthofen
(German)

Samantha CristoforettiSamantha Cristoforetti
Leonard CheshireLeonard Cheshire
(British)
Ahmed ShafikAhmed Shafik
(Egyptian)

George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Canadian)
Robert CrippenRobert Crippen
(American)
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
(German)

Hans BaurHans Baur
(German)
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(Israeli)
Albert BallAlbert Ball
(British)

James McDivittJames McDivitt
(American)
Alfred WordenAlfred Worden
(American)
Oswald BoelckeOswald Boelcke

Donn F. EiseleDonn F. Eisele
(American)
Beate Uhse-RotermundBeate Uhse-Rotermund
(German)
Robert L. GibsonRobert L. Gibson
(American)

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(German)
Ivan KozhedubIvan Kozhedub
Stuart RoosaStuart Roosa
(American)

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