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.

Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(British)
Jim LovellJim Lovell
(American)
Manfred von RichthofenManfred von Richthofen
(German)

Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)
Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
(American)
Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
(American)

Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
(German)
James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(American)
Deke SlaytonDeke Slayton
(American)

Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
(American)
Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
(American)
Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
(British)

Betty OngBetty Ong
(American)
Fred HaiseFred Haise
(American)
David ScottDavid Scott
(American)

Frank BormanFrank Borman
(American)
Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
(British)
Harald QuandtHarald Quandt
(German)

Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
(American)

Wally SchirraWally Schirra
(American)
Ken MattinglyKen Mattingly
(American)
Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(American)

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(American)
Randy ShughartRandy Shughart
(American)
Pete ConradPete Conrad
(American)

Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
(German)
Alan BeanAlan Bean
(American)
Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Austrian,German,Polish)

Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(American)
Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
(American)
Charles DukeCharles Duke
(American)

Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
(British)
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
(Brazilian)
Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter
(American)

Joseph KittingerJoseph Kittinger
(American)
Alexey LeonovAlexey Leonov
(Russian)
Burt RutanBurt Rutan
(American)

Mathias RustMathias Rust
(German)
Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Israeli)
Hans-Joachim MarseilleHans-Joachim Marseille
(German)

Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
(American)
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
James IrwinJames Irwin
(American)

Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
(German)
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
(German)
Ernst UdetErnst Udet
(German)

Kurt StudentKurt Student
(German)
Bruno MussoliniBruno Mussolini
Gail HalvorsenGail Halvorsen
(American)

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
(German)
Sabiha GökçenSabiha Gökçen
(Turkish)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van ZantenJacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten

Hans BaurHans Baur
(German)
William C. McCoolWilliam C. McCool
(American)
Dieter F. UchtdorfDieter F. Uchtdorf
(German)

Guion BlufordGuion Bluford
(American)
Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
(American)
Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
(British)

Günther RallGünther Rall
(German)
Leonard CheshireLeonard Cheshire
(British)
Bruce McCandless IIBruce McCandless II
(American)

James McDivittJames McDivitt
(American)
Samantha CristoforettiSamantha Cristoforetti
Walter CunninghamWalter Cunningham
(American)

Lothar von RichthofenLothar von Richthofen
(German)
Oswald BoelckeOswald Boelcke
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
(German)

Donn F. EiseleDonn F. Eisele
(American)
Yves RossyYves Rossy
(Swiss)
George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Canadian)

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(German)
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
(French)
Svetlana SavitskayaSvetlana Savitskaya
(Russian)

Alfred WordenAlfred Worden
(American)
Keith ParkKeith Park
(British)
Joe EngleJoe Engle
(American)

Franz von WerraFranz von Werra
(Swiss,German)
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(Israeli)
Rusty SchweickartRusty Schweickart
(American)