Heroes in flight

Heroes in Flight: Howard Hughes

For many people, their first encounter with Howard Hughes was through the movie “The Aviator.” Hughes, born in 1905, was an American business magnate, investor, engineer, film director, and record-setting pilot. Hughes was included in Flying Magazine’s list of the 51 heroes of Aviation, coming in ranked at No. 25. Let’s take a look at…

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Heroes in Flight: Emory Malick

Emory Malick Emory Conrad Malick studied at the Curtiss Aviation School on North Island, San Diego. In March of 1912, he received his pilot’s license at 31 years of age. It made Emory Malick the first known African-American pilot, and the first black person to get a pilot’s license in the United States. Early Life…

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Heroes in Flight: Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh You’ve probably heard of the Spirit of St Louis, but what do you know about its pilot, Charles Lindbergh? A key name in aviation history, this exciting character is best known for making the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. But there’s much more to learn about him. Early life Born in 1902,…

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Heroes in Flight: Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran Few people live a life quite as Jacqueline Cochran did. With a host of records under her belt, a key figure in encouraging female aviators during WWII, and the first woman to break the sound barrier, she certainly is a Hero in Flight to be celebrated! Early life Jacqueline Cochran’s story is one…

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Heroes in Flight: Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson We’ve all heard of Amelia Earhart, but how much do you know about Amy Johnson? Amy Johnson has been named one of the most inspirational and influential women of the twentieth century, and her story is one of those that blends grit, determination, achievement, and tragedy. Early life Amy Johnson was born in…

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