Renowned Aviator Harriet Quimby

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Historic Aviator Harriet Quimby

April 1, 2014 by  
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Born in Arcadia, Michigan, on May 11, 1875, Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be awarded a pilot’s license in 1911. On April 16, 1912, she became the first woman to successfully pilot an airplane across the English Channel – an event which earned her the moniker…

The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center

January 14, 2013 by  
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Located in Sagle, Idaho, the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center showcases the historic achievements of early aviators and innovators who laid the groundwork for modern technology…

Famous Missions

February 9, 2009 by  
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There are a host of military missions which have been carried out with the use of aircraft. Some have been defining, even life-saving, while others are renowned due to the apparent improbability of success. Many of these legendary tales have found their way into the history books and newspapers, crowning brave pilots with awards of [...]

Heritage Aviators

February 9, 2009 by  
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Heros of Aviation From the Wright Brothers to Amelia Earhart, aviation history is rich with hundreds of famous individuals. Each have either contributed to the world of aviation in a significant way or have been the first to achieve a new landmark of some sort. Some are noted for their outstanding bravery and determination. This [...]

South Australia Aviation Museum

February 9, 2009 by  
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Port Adelaide, South Australia The South Australian Aviation Museum began in 1984 inside a small garage behind a hotel in Glenelg. Two years later, the museum moved to the former SA Lion Flourmill in Port Adelaide. As the South Australian Aviation Museum grew, larger quarters were required and it closed temporarily in 2005 in preparation [...]