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.
François Coli
François Coli (June 5, 1881 - presumably on or after May 8, 1927) was a French pilot and navigator best known as the one-eyed flying partner of Charles Nungesser in their doomed attempt to fly the Atl...
François Coli - Wikipedia
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...
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...
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...
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
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
Gustav Hamel
Gustav Hamel (25 June 1889 - missing 23 May 1914) was a pioneer British aviator. He was prominent in the early history of aviation in Britain, and in particular that of Hendon airfield, where Claude ...
Gustav Hamel - 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
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
Ian Mackintosh
Ian Mackintosh, MBE, (born 26 July 1940; disappeared and presumed dead July 1979) was a Scottish naval officer, a writer of thriller novels, and a screenwriter for British television.His first novel, ...
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
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...
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
John Wise (balloonist)
John Wise (February 24, 1808 – September 28, 1879?) was a pioneer in the field of ballooning. He made over 400 flights during his lifetime and was responsible for several innovations in balloon design...
John Wise (balloonist) - 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