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Walter Herschel Beech
Walter Herschel Beech
aircraft company founder

Floyd Bennett
Floyd Bennett
co-pilot of the first airplane flight to the North Pole

Louis Bleriot
Louis Blériot
first person to fly an airplane across the English Channel

Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan
Douglas Corrigan
his claim to fame was an "accidental flight"

Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
record-breaking passenger and pilot

Anthony Fokker
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker
aircraft builder

Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
record-breaking pilot

Samuel Pierpont Langley
Samuel Pierpont Langley
creator of time zones and builder of a steam-powered airplane

Otto Lilienthal
Otto Lilienthal
glider builder and pilot

Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
the first person to make a nonstop transatlantic flight

Albin Kasper Longren
Albin Kasper Longren
airplane builder and pilot

Glenn Luther Martin
Glenn Luther Martin
airplane designer and builder

Thomas DeWitt Milling
Thomas DeWitt Milling
one of the very first U.S. Army pilots

Wiley Hardeman Post
Wiley Hardeman Post
record-breaking pilot

Eddie Rickenbacker
Eddie Rickenbacker
automobile racer, America's first air ace, race track owner

Alberto Santos-Dumont
Alberto Santos-Dumont
the first man to fly a heavier-than-air craft in Europe

Thomas Etholen Selfridge
Thomas Etholen Selfridge

Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
designer of the first four-engine airplane, first practical amphibious airplane, and first helicopter

Aurel Vlaicu
Aurel Vlaicu
builder of the first Romanian airplane

The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
builders of the first successful piloted airplane

Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Graf von Zeppelin
Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Graf von Zeppelin
builder of the world's first rigid dirigible

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