Posts Tagged ‘aviation history’

A Brief History of the Federal Aviation Administration

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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Heroes In Flight: Jimmy Doolittle

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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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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