Albert Scott Crossfield was an American naval officer and test pilot. In 1953, he became the first pilot to fly at twice the speed of sound. He was the first of twelve pilots who flew the North American X-15, an experimental spaceplane operated by NASA. The Early Years In 1950, at age 29, Crossfield joined…

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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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Jerrie Mock

Jerrie Mock This week marked the anniversary of a key date in aviation history: 53 years since aviator Jerrie Mock became the first female to fly solo around the world. Here’s her story. Early life Geraldine “Jerrie” Fredritz Mock was born in Newark, Ohio, on November 22, 1925. She became interested in aviation aged just…

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