Category : Early Aviation

General Francesco De Pinedo 1890 – 1933
General Francesco De Pinedo 1890 – 1933

Francesco De Pinedo (February 16, 1890 – September 2, 1933) was a famous Italian aviator. And the first foreign pilot to fly a foreign aircraft into the United States! Pinedo, a Regia Marina (Italy’s Royal Navy) officer who transferred to the Regia Aeronautica (Italy’s Royal Air Force), he was an advocate.

Pancho
Pancho

Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist . HOME /AVIATION HISTORY PEOPLE / Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist December 30 , 2014 By : Carly Courtney Category : AVIATION HISTORY PEOPLE, EARLY AVIATION Comment : 0 Pancho Barnes: The Most Unladylike Aviatrix in History “Flying makes me feel like a sex.

Female Combat Pilots of WWII
Female Combat Pilots of WWII

Much of the following is a compilation of the history of some amazing women from WWII.   My immediate supervisor, Cheryl, who often fills numerous rolls, within the Walker Bunch, such as “Mom,” “Wife,” “Grammie,” etc., researched much of what you will read herein.  She wrote a paper for English.

Adcock & Brown’s Historic Flight in 1919
Adcock & Brown’s Historic Flight in 1919

At quarter past midnight . . Alcock stood up in the cockpit, reached forward with his hand to DIG his fingers into Brown’s shoulder . . personal excitement . . somehow arching . . through powerful fingers. Dug ’em in . .HARD ! . .As he pointed . . UP ! There’s VEGA AND . ..

Jack Knight
Jack Knight

James Herbert Brockett (14 March 1892 – 24 February 1945), was an American pilot who made the first overnight transcontinental air mail delivery.  Brockett’s adoptive parents, the Knights, gave him his last name that he would take into the annuals of aviation history. Jack Knight was a close friend of.

How We Made The First Flight by Orville Wright
How We Made The First Flight by Orville Wright

Here’s how the first flight in 1903 came about.  It is in Orville Wrights own words! The forward is by Dr. Paul Garber (Historian Emeritus – Smithsonian Air & Space Museum).   This is a nice look all the way back to the dawn of powered/manned flight. https://www.faa.gov/education/educators/curriculum/k12/media/k-12_how_we_made_the_first_flight_orville_wright.pdf    .