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
(Polish)

Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
(American)
Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)
Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
(American)

Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
(British)
Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
(German)
Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
(American)

Fred HaiseFred Haise
(American)
Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)
James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(American)

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(American)
Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
(British)
Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
(American)

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
(American)
Harald QuandtHarald Quandt
(German)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)

Frank BormanFrank Borman
(American)
Ken MattinglyKen Mattingly
(American)
Alan BeanAlan Bean
(American)

Deke SlaytonDeke Slayton
(American)
Randy ShughartRandy Shughart
(American)
Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
(German)

David ScottDavid Scott
(American)
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
(American)

Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(American)
Pete ConradPete Conrad
(American)
Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Austrian,German,Polish)

Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
(British)
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
(Brazilian)
Mathias RustMathias Rust
(German)

Wally SchirraWally Schirra
(American)
Alexey LeonovAlexey Leonov
(Russian)
Betty OngBetty Ong
(American)

Joseph KittingerJoseph Kittinger
(American)
Gail HalvorsenGail Halvorsen
(American)
Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
(American)

Charles DukeCharles Duke
(American)
Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Israeli)
Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter
(American)

Burt RutanBurt Rutan
(American)
Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
(German)
Ernst UdetErnst Udet
(German)

Bruno MussoliniBruno Mussolini
James IrwinJames Irwin
(American)
Kurt StudentKurt Student
(German)

Hans-Joachim MarseilleHans-Joachim Marseille
(German)
Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(American)
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
(German)

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
(German)
Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
(American)
Sabiha GökçenSabiha Gökçen
(Turkish)

Hans BaurHans Baur
(German)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van ZantenJacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten
Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
(British)

Günther RallGünther Rall
(German)
William C. McCoolWilliam C. McCool
(American)
Max ImmelmannMax Immelmann

Guion BlufordGuion Bluford
(American)
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
(German)
Leonard CheshireLeonard Cheshire
(British)

Lothar von RichthofenLothar von Richthofen
(German)
Bruce McCandless IIBruce McCandless II
(American)
Svetlana SavitskayaSvetlana Savitskaya
(Russian)

Samantha CristoforettiSamantha Cristoforetti
Oswald BoelckeOswald Boelcke
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
(French)

George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Canadian)
James McDivittJames McDivitt
(American)
Alfred WordenAlfred Worden
(American)

Keith ParkKeith Park
(British)
Dieter F. UchtdorfDieter F. Uchtdorf
(German)
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(Israeli)

Albert BallAlbert Ball
(British)
Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(German)
Johannes SteinhoffJohannes Steinhoff
(German)

Joe EngleJoe Engle
(American)
Ivan KozhedubIvan Kozhedub
Rusty SchweickartRusty Schweickart
(American)