4 Famous Aviators Who Changed History

Throughout human history, there have been people who stand out by achieving great things. The aviation field is not an exception. There have been people who have left a mark in the art of traveling from one place to another.

Nowadays there are many professionals specialized in flying across the world, however, today we will take a look at some of the most famous aviators of history who helped to completely change the world of aviation.

Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Jacques Étienne Montgolfier

It was first said that there was a Spanish man who managed to fly using artifacts, he was called Eilmer of Malmesbury. It is said that he jumped off a tower in Cordoba, Spain. However, there’s a lack of evidence so this isn’t actually confirmed.

Nevertheless, this achievement is attributed to  Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier, from which there’s evidence of him being the first person to make a flight in an aerostatic balloon over Paris in 1783.

He was helped by Jacques Étienne Montgolfier, who helped to design the balloon on which Jean-Francois climbed. It actually was the designer the one who climbed it first, he did it to test the flying but didn’t get very far.

The balloon’s designer died after trying to go through the channel of England with one of his creations. This was the first air accident in the world.

Baron Manfred Von Richthoven

As many experts on history know, this man evolved the world of aviation. He placed weapons on aircraft when placing instruments was never used before in the world of aviation.

This German, who was part of the Nazi flock during World War II, left many contributions to the world of aviation. For example, during the first war, he created a total of 80 aircraft which gave a total of 75 victories to Nazi Germany, all thanks to its strength in the skies.

There’s a mystery around his death, where some people say that he died naturally while others state that he was killed due to all of his history in the war.

Amelia Earhart

She was an American aviator who made a lot of great trips around the world, met many exotic countries and received great prizes such as the gold medal from the National Geographic Society.

She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and the first one to travel around the world flying on her plane. However, during this last great adventure, she suffered an accident and died.

She is now remembered as a great woman who accomplished many achievements and gave recognition to females.

Charles Lindbergh

Charles was an American pilot, who is known to be the first man to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone. This made him one of the most important aviators in the history of aviation.

A curious fact about him is that he refused to be part of the team of aviators of the United States in World War II. Another thing he was also known by is the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his son, whom was taken from his home and was never found again.

Thanks to this group of remarkable people, is that the aviation industry has completely changed throughout the years. These kinds of people who achieve great things and make an impact on history teach us that with effort and dedication everything can be possible.…

4 Facts About Amelia Earhart Most People Don’t Know

Amelia Earhart was an American aviator who made many advances in the world of aviation. She imposed many flight marks, but she is famous for being the first person who dared to make the first trip around the world, however during this trip she disappeared and her body was never found.

The curious and interesting thing about her is that the first time that she saw a plane with her own eyes at the age of 10 she thought that it was a ridiculous device made of rusty metal and wood.

What she did not know is that later that device was going to be her “love forever”. And she would be known in the future as one of greatest female symbols thanks to her female representation in the world of aviation and that would reach perhaps more things than the man himself at the time. So here are some facts about Amelia Earhart that most people do not know:

She Graduated As A Nurse But It Was Not Her Passion.

She graduated as a nurse in her hometown Kansas, United States. Thanks to her medical knowledge she was able to work as a hospital assistant during the First World War. It was not until 1921 that she bought her first plane which she broke by accomplishing her first record, reaching 4270 meters of altitude. When she was already known, she created an organization of women aviators, in which women took pilot classes and drove airplanes.

First Woman In Crossing The Atlantic

She was the first woman to perform this great act. It all started one morning while she was working with her aviator colleagues, George P. Putnam, Wilmer B. Stultz, and Louis E. Gordon, who proposed her to be the first woman to take a transatlantic trip from Newfoundland to Wales. She did this in only 21 hours of flight, and she was the first woman to accomplish this.

After this great act, she was received with a great parade through the city of New York and the president of the United States waited for her in Washington at the White House.

She Married Her Flight Partner

Amelia Earhart had a life focused only on aviation and making great achievements, so she married George P. Putnam, he was then her publicist and the person who accompanied her during the first trip to the Atlantic.

George also helped her in the planning, practicing and realization of an even more ambitious flight, she wanted to be the second person to cross alone the Atlantic, a goal that she achieved.

When she landed in Ireland in 1932 she became the first woman to achieve this and was conceived with a gold medal from the National Geographic Society and the United States.

Death

Amelia continued doing great things for the world of aviation and feminism. But then she wanted to make a great trip, which consisted of going around the world and making stops in different countries.

However, her adventure started with a tragedy. On her first takeoff in Florida, the plane suffered a lot of damage and she could not continue that day. Later she left again and was able to travel through some countries. She traveled through the continent of Oceania.

Amelia contracted an illness, but in spite of this, she still wanted to continue, and so she did. She left to try to arrive at the Nukumanu Islands, which was planned as her next destination.

However, she could not get there, and one knows the reason why because she lost contact and disappeared into the sea

There are thousands of theories but there all of them are just that, theories. Parts of her plane were found, but neither her body nor her partner’s were ever seen again. There’s a lighthouse on the islands to remember and honor her.…