First officer of the French Navy and joined on 16 August 1927 to the Compagnie Generale Aeropostale , a French airmail company, from which, after the nationalization in 1933, Air France emerged. He participated in the first postal service
American aeronautical engineer & founder of AeroVironment & designer of human-powered aircraft that won the first Kremer prize. He devoted his life to developing more efficient transportation vehicles that could 'Do more wit
WWII - Pacific. Fighter Ace, 5 victories; US Navy (USS Essex). F6F-5 Hellcat 'Death & Destruction'; flew the very last CAP of the war - his is one of the many planes in the famous photos of the USS Missouri on Sept. 2nd, 1945, when Japan surrendered
American chemist, born 1933. Served as the Launch and Flight Weather Officer for the first US satellite, Explorer I in 1958. Made the call to it for two days to avoid high upper winds. Worked on the 1st Intercontinental ballistic missile. Also a champion
Member Early Birds of Aviation/devoted to history of early pilots. Started 1928 & membership totaled 598/Membership limited to the pilots of glider, gas balloon, or airplane, pre-12/17/1916. Time of Wright Bro's 1st flight-1916 when many trained 4 WW1
Aviation/JFK - First female pilot to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean (7,415 miles). Flying a Piper Apache, left April 25, 1963 from Oakland, CA, arriving in Brisbane, Australia, on May 13, 1963. Met JFK at the White House
1051st Quartermaster Company, provided food & clothing to Tuskegee Airmen. Recieved Gold Medal from President Bush with Tuskegee Airmen. Chaplin to Tuskegee Airmen East Coast Chapter. 'Bodyguard to Martin Luther King from Selma Alabama to Montgomery'