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Aviators, NAQT You gotta know
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Inventor who flew the first successful powered and steerable airplane in 1903.
First man to crew a powered flight in history on Dec 17 1903 for 12 seconds died in 1948
His brother made the the first flight powered flight on Dec 17 1903. but on the same day this brother made the longest flight at 59s died in 1912.
Kill Devil Hills
Sight of Wright brothers 12 second flight on Dec 17, 1903 near Kitty Hawk, NC.
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean at 33 hrs (1902-1974)
"Crime of the Century"
Kidnapped and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. in 1932.
This person was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's son.
first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928)
Hawaii and California
Amelia Earhart was first of any gender to make this flight in 1937.
navigator who in 1937 disappeared with Earhart while trying to fly around the world
The intended destination of Amelia Earhart on her final flight?
Type of plane flown by Amelia Earhart on her final world circumnavigation.
First pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound at level flight.
Ace in a day
Chuck Yeager achieved this status by shooting down five German Aircraft in a single day.
Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"
Chuck Yeager flew this plane to break the sound barier.
Author of "The Right Stuff" that profiled pilots of experimental aircraft after WW2.
WW1 Flight instructor who set a flight speed record in 1932, and commanded the 8th Air Force in WW2.
The retaliatory attack by American bombers after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in April 1942
American bomber during WW2, 16 of which modified for carrier duty in the Doolittle Raid.
Aircraft designer, movie producer, aviator. Subject of the 2004 film The Aviator staring Leonardo DiCaprio
Wooden air plane designed and flown by Howard Hughes in 1947. Held 747 troops and had the longest wing span of any operational aircraft.
Moniker given to the H4 Hercules in part due to its size, building material, and pontoons. It only made one flight that last 60
Pain due to a stimulus that does not normally provoke pain. Suffered by Howard Hughes driving him to sit naked in a dark room watching movies at the end of his life.
Oklahoman who was first to fly solo around the world
Wiley Post helped design a suit to help do fly here?
Navigator with Wiley Post that were first to Navigate the Globe
Name of the plane flown by Wiley Post and Harold Gatty around the world in 1931.
"bands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface, blow West to East. First documented by Wiley Post in his high altitude flights.
Cowboy, comedian, and syndicated columnist from Oklahoma who died in a plane crash with Wiley Post in Point Barrow, Alaska
Manfred von Richthofen
a German fighter pilot known as "The Red Baron" over 80 "kills" in WW1.
Known as "Richthofens Flying Circus," due to the various colors used to paint the planes in Richtohofens command.
Type of triplane flown by the Richthofen.
Canadian figher pilot during World War I who was reported to have shot down German Ace Manfred Von Richtofen (Red Baron). Although Richtofen was likely brought down by Austrian ground fire.
Race Car driver who become Amerca's top ace in WW1 with 26 "kills"
Seven Came Through
Book by race car driver, ww1 ace, and pilot Rickenbacker who was a drift for 24 days in the pacific ocean after ditching their b-17 in 1942.
Born in 1943, he designed the 2 different planes that flew around the world with out refueling in, as well as the first commercial vehicle to achieve space flight.
plane flown by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager that was the first to circumnavigate the globe without stopping in 1986.
The first civilian manned vehicle to enter space, designed by Burt Rutan
Second plane of Burt Rutan to circumnavigate the globe piloted by Steve Fossett in 77hrs
Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972)
Russian-born aviation pioneer He is credited with designing the first multi-engine aircraft and creating the United States' first helicopter in 1939, the first in the world to use a tail rotor to counteract the torque of the main rotor; his design is still the model for all single-rotor helicopters today.
Pushed to separate the AirForce from the other branches and is regarded as father of the american Air Force
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry?
Aviator who survived a crash in the Shara Desert and author of The Little Prince
L'Aviateur (The Aviator, 1926)
First Novella by French Author and aviator Exupery in 1926. About a french pilot Jacques Bernis, coming of age inside the developing field of aviation.
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