Before we reached the skies I’m sure our ancestors never imagined their descendants would eventually not only fly but fly into the stars. Every great moment in flight inspired the next generation of aviators to try flying higher, faster, and farther. Their efforts, dreams, and hard work helped shape civilization into what it is today.…

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In 1976, Emily Howell Warner was the first woman to become a US airline captain. Her career took her to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and National Women’s Hall of Fame. Today, you can find her pilot uniform on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Warner flew more than 21,000 flight…

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The modern age of powered flight began in 1903 with the Wright brothers. The twelve-second flight set the stage for the development of the first practical airplane in 1905. The rest of the world recognized what was set into motion and as a result, the early 20th century witnessed countless aviation developments. Dangers of Early…

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James Harold Doolittle was born December 14, 1896, and lived to the ripe age of 96.  He was an American General and aviation pioneer. He was one of the first to make coast-to-coast flights, earned a doctorate from M.I.T. in aeronautics, and his most significant accomplishment was helping to develop instrument flying. Early Life Jimmy…

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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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