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)

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

Alan ShepardAlan Shepard
(American)
Fred HaiseFred Haise
(American)
Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(British)

Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)
Ken MattinglyKen Mattingly
(American)
Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
(German)

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

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(American)
Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
(American)
Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
(American)

Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
(British)
Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
(American)
Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
(American)

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(American)
Guion BlufordGuion Bluford
(American)

Deke SlaytonDeke Slayton
(American)
Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)
Frank BormanFrank Borman
(American)

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
(American)
Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
(British)
Randy ShughartRandy Shughart
(American)

Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Israeli)
Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
(German)
James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(American)

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Austrian,German,Polish)
Alexey LeonovAlexey Leonov
(Russian)
Pete ConradPete Conrad
(American)

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
David ScottDavid Scott
(American)
Wally SchirraWally Schirra
(American)

Charles DukeCharles Duke
(American)
Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
(American)
Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter
(American)

Alan BeanAlan Bean
(American)
Alberto Santos-DumontAlberto Santos-Dumont
(Brazilian)
Hans-Joachim MarseilleHans-Joachim Marseille
(German)

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

Betty OngBetty Ong
(American)
Bruno MussoliniBruno Mussolini
Dieter F. UchtdorfDieter F. Uchtdorf
(German)

Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(American)
Gail HalvorsenGail Halvorsen
(American)
William C. McCoolWilliam C. McCool
(American)

Günther RallGünther Rall
(German)
James IrwinJames Irwin
(American)
Otto LilienthalOtto Lilienthal
(German)

Kurt StudentKurt Student
(German)
Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
(American)
Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
(German)

Mathias RustMathias Rust
(German)
Lothar von RichthofenLothar von Richthofen
(German)
Joseph KittingerJoseph Kittinger
(American)

Hans BaurHans Baur
(German)
Sabiha GökçenSabiha Gökçen
(Turkish)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van ZantenJacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten

Samantha CristoforettiSamantha Cristoforetti
Oswald BoelckeOswald Boelcke
Bruce McCandless IIBruce McCandless II
(American)

Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
(German)
Keith ParkKeith Park
(British)
George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Canadian)

Leonard CheshireLeonard Cheshire
(British)
Svetlana SavitskayaSvetlana Savitskaya
(Russian)
Louis BlériotLouis Blériot
(French)

Albert BallAlbert Ball
(British)
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(Israeli)
James McDivittJames McDivitt
(American)

Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
(British)
Ivan KozhedubIvan Kozhedub
Donn F. EiseleDonn F. Eisele
(American)

Gennady PadalkaGennady Padalka
(Russian)
Werner VossWerner Voss
Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(German)