Posts Tagged ‘Heroes in flight’

Heroes in Flight: Chesley Sullenberger

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is a former US Airlines pilot, who successfully landed his passenger plane on the Hudson River after it struck a flock of Canada geese. His successful landing saved all 155 passengers aboard his aircraft, and propelled him into hero status among pilots. Commercial Pilot Hero Chesley had been piloting commercial planes for…

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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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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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