Category: Pilots

There are hundreds of thousands of pilots around the world. Here we list just a few who might inspire you to learn to fly.

Polly Vacher

Polly Vacher is a British aviator known for long distance solo flights made in the name of raising money for …

Mélanie Astles

Mélanie Astles is a French aerobatics champion. Born in Rugby, England, on May 30, 1982, Mélanie moved with her parents …

Tracey Curtis-Taylor

What follows is a press release about the flights Tracey Curtis-Taylor made a few years ago recreating the journey made …

Jean Batten

Jean Batten was born in 1909 in Rotorura, New Zealand. In her late teens, her father took her to a …

Chuck Yeager

There are few pilots who can match the air time and flight experiences of General Chuck Yeager. This short post …

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart has cemented her place in history as one of America’s greatest pilots. This pioneer of aviation went on …

Svetlana Kapanina

Svetlana Kapanina was born on December 28, 1968 in Shchuchinsk, Republic of Kazakhstan. She has an extensive career as an …

Paul Bonhomme

Paul Bonhomme was born in England on September 22, 1964. His extensive career includes flying as a commercial pilot, an …

Nigel Lamb

Nigel Lamb was born in 1956 in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). His father flew in World War II as a Royal …

Mike Mangold

Mike Mangold is an US Air Force veteran who has made a name for himself both as a commercial aviator …