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.
Cedric Howell
Cedric Ernest "Spike" Howell DSO, MC, DFC (17 June 1896 – 10 December 1919) was an Australian fighter pilot and flying ace of the First World War. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, he enlisted in the...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Australian National Airways (1930)
Australian National Airways was a short-lived Australian airline, founded in 1929 by Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm.The airline began operations in January 1930 with five Avro 618 Tens, simil...
Australian National Airways (1930) - Wikipedia
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...
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Ken Leishman
Kenneth Leishman (June 20, 1931 – December 14, 1979), also known as the Flying Bandit or the Gentleman Bandit was a Canadian thief responsible for multiple robberies between 1957 and 1966. On his mos...
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Charles Kingsford Smith
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the fi...
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Leon Vance
Leon Robert "Bob" Vance, Jr. (August 11, 1916 – July 26, 1944) was a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Leon Robert Vance, Jr. was born a...
Leon Vance - 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
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...
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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
Georg Schentke
Georg 'Peterle' Schentke (23 November 1919 – 25 December 1942) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cro...
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...
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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
Courrier sud (novel)
Courrier sud, translated as Southern Mail and Southern Carrier, is the first novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, published in 1929. Encouraged by the publication of his short story The Aviator, Saint-E...
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...
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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...
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