Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified
A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record atte...
Roald Amundsen
The story of Roald Amundsen's epic journey to the South Pole. Directed by David Cobham for the BBC in 1975.
Amundsen's South Pole expedition
The first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole was led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He and four others arrived at the pole on 14 December 1911, five weeks ahead of a British...
Amundsen's South Pole expedition - Wikipedia
James DeWitt Hill
James DeWitt Hill was an early US air mail pilot, who died while attempting one of the first transatlantic flights, with Lloyd Wilson Bertaud in a Fokker F.VIIA monoplane named Old Glory.
Hill was...
Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified
A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record atte...
Moncrieff and Hood disappearance
Lieutenant John Moncrieff and Captain George Hood were two New Zealanders who vanished on 10 January 1928 while attempting the first trans-Tasman flight from Australia to New Zealand. Radio signals we...
Moncrieff and Hood disappearance - Wikipedia
Charles Nungesser
Charles Eugène Jules Marie Nungesser, MC (15 March 1892 – presumably on or after 8 May 1927) was a French ace pilot and adventurer, best remembered as a rival of Charles Lindbergh. Nungesser was a ren...
Charles Nungesser - Wikipedia
Rudolf Windisch
Leutnant Rudolf Friedrich Otto Windisch was a World War I fighter ace credited with 22 victories.
Rudolf Friedrich Otto Windisch was born in Dresden, Germany, the son of Bruno Windisch, who owned ...
Elsie Mackay
Elsie Mackay (circa 1893– circa 13 March 1928) was a British actress, interior decorator and pioneering aviator who died attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean with Walter G. R. Hinchliffe in a single...
Roald Amundsen
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen ([ˈɾuːɑl ˈɑmʉnsən]; 16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910–12) that was the first to r...
Roald Amundsen - Wikipedia
Walter G. R. Hinchliffe
Captain Walter George Raymond Hinchliffe DFC, aka Hinch (the surname is often incorrectly given as Hinchcliffe) (10 June 1894 – 13 March 1928) was a distinguished Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air...
Édouard Bague
Édouard Jean Bague (1879 – 1911) was an early twentieth-century French aviator. A lieutenant in the Algerian tirailleurs, he obtained his aviators's licence (number 337) from the Aéro-C...
Édouard Bague - Wikipedia
George Henry Fraser
George Henry Fraser was a navigator and aircraft mechanic who flew with pilot Cedric Howell as one of the teams competing in the England to Australia air race in December 1919. Their aircraft made a f...
Cecil Grace
Cecil Stanley Grace (1880–1910) was a pioneer aviator who went missing on a flight across the English Channel in 1910.
Grace was born in Chile, the son of John William Grace of New York. His uncle...
Matias Perez
Matias Perez was a Portuguese born, Cuban resident, who started a canopy business in Havana in the 19th century. He was carried away with the ever increasing popularity of aerostatic aircraft, and bec...
Matias Perez - Wikipedia
William Portwood Erwin
Lieutenant William Portwood Erwin was a World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.
William Portwood Erwin was the son of W. A. Erwin of Chicago. The younger Erwin, born elsewhere...
William Portwood Erwin - Wikipedia
The Little Prince
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince; [lə.pə.tiˈpʁɛ̃s]), first published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de S...
The Little Prince - Wikipedia
Charles Clifford Ogle
Charles Clifford Ogle (January 21, 1923 – c. August 12, 1964) was an American businessman and aviator. Charles Ogle was a businessman and developer in Oakland, California, at the time of his dis...
Charles Clifford Ogle - Wikipedia
Lloyd W. Bertaud
Lloyd Wilson Bertaud (September 20, 1895 – September 6, 1927) was an American aviator. Bertaud was selected to be the copilot in the WB-2 Columbia attempting the transatlantic crossing for the O...
Lloyd W. Bertaud - Wikipedia
Princess Anne of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Princess Anne of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (German: Anne Prinzessin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg) (née Lady Anne Savile) (born 25 May 1864 in London, England, United Kingdom; died 31 A...
Valentich disappearance
Twenty-year-old Frederick Valentich disappeared while on a 125-mile (235 km) training flight in a Cessna 182L light aircraft over Bass Strait in Australia on 21 October 1978.Described as a "flyin...
Valentich disappearance - Wikipedia
Artur de Sacadura Cabral
Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral, GCTE (23 May 1881 – 15 November 1924), known simply as Sacadura Cabral ([sɐkɐˈduɾɐ kɐˈbɾaɫ]), was a Portuguese aviation pioneer who in 1922, together with Gago C...
Artur de Sacadura Cabral - Wikipedia
Günther Lützow
Günther Lützow (4 September 1912 – 24 April 1945) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during Spanish Civil War and World War II, a fighter ace credited with 110 enemy aircraft shot down in over 30...
Günther Lützow - Wikipedia
Andrew Carnegie Whitfield
Andrew Carnegie Whitfield (born 1910), the nephew of wealthy steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, mysteriously disappeared shortly after he departed from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York on the morn...
Andrew Carnegie Whitfield - Wikipedia
Alejandro Bello Silva
First Lieutenant Alejandro Bello Silva (1887 - c. 1914) was a Chilean aviator who disappeared during his qualifying flight for certification as a military pilot.
The third of four sons of José Mar...
Alejandro Bello Silva - Wikipedia
Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford
Dame Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, DBE, RRC, FLS (26 September 1865 – ca. 22 March 1937) was an English aviator and ornithologist.
Born as Mary Du Caurroy Tribe at Stockbridge, Hampshire...
Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford - Wikipedia
René Guilbaud
René Guilbaud (8 October 1890 – 18 June 1928) was an early-20th-century French military aviator.
Guilbaud was celebrated mainly for long-range flights, by flying boat across Africa in 1926 and 192...