List of known people in aviation

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The list of well-known people in aviation contains people who have performed special services in the field of aviation . It is sorted according to the year of birth and death, for the chronological order of aviation-relevant events see Aviation Chronology .

Early aviation pioneers

Aviation pioneers with airplanes

Parachute jump pioneers

Pioneers in balloon and airship travel

The flying ladies of the earth around 1914 (with international pilot's license)


France (see also women's flight club "Stella"):

  • Baroness de Laroche (Voisin two-decker, 1st woman in the world with a pilot's license)
  • Hélène Dutrieu (H. Farman-Zweidecker, aka: Belgium)
  • Jane Herveux (Blériot monoplane, also: Jeanne Aline Herveux)
  • Marie Marvingt (Antoinette monoplane)
  • Jane Pallier (Astra two-decker)
  • Marthe Niel (Köchlin monoplane)
  • Marie Driancourt (Demoiselle monoplane)
  • Carmen Damedoz (Sanchez Besa monoplane)


  • Katharina Stinson (Wright two-decker)
  • Katharina Wright (Wright two-decker)
  • Bernetta Adams Miller (Curtiss two-decker)
  • Franke Raisse (Wright two-decker)
  • Blanche Scott (Martin two-decker)


  • Beauvoir Stocks (Blériot monoplane, also: Cheridah de Beauvoir Stocks, 2nd British female pilot)
  • Mathilde Moisant (Moisant-Blériot monoplane, aka: USA, 2nd US pilot)
  • Harriett Quimby Craig (Moisant-Blériot monoplane, aka: USA, 1st US pilot)
  • Winnie Miller (Bréguet two-decker)
  • Hewlett (Blériot monoplane, also: Hilda Beatrice Hewlett, 1st British female pilot)
  • Julia Clark (Curtiss two-decker, 3rd woman in the world with a pilot's license)


  • Princess Helene Schakowsky (Blériot monoplane)
  • Princess Eugénie Schakowskoy (Wright two-decker)
  • Lyuba Golanchikova (1880–1959), Russian pilot's license No. 59 on a Farman two-decker on October 9, 1911. After Lydia Swerewa and Jewdoika Anatra, the third female Russian pilot with a flight license.
  • Princess Dolgorowski (Blériot monoplane)


  • Melli Beese (Rumpler monoplane, 1st German female pilot)
  • Baroness Schenk (summer two-decker)
  • Charlotte Möhring (Grade monoplane, 2nd German pilot)
  • Martha Behrboom (grade monoplane, 3rd German pilot)


  • Rosina Ferrario (Caproni monoplane, 1st Italian pilot)
  • De Plagino (Blériot monoplane, aka: Romania)


  • Béatrice de Ryk (also: Beatrix de Rijk, 1st Dutch pilot)

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Well-known people in aviation (born after 1900)

See also


  • Horst Lommel: From height reconnaissance to space glider 1935-1945, DFS secret projects , Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-613-02072-6 .
  • Horst Lommel: The world's first manned rocket launch , Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 1998, ISBN 3-613-01862-4 .
  • Aerokurier magazine 1/1999: Erich Klöckner's foray into the tropopause , Motor Presse 1999.
  • RG Grant: Flying. The history of aviation. Dorling Kindersley 2003 ISBN 3-8310-0474-9 .
  • Jutta Rebmann: When a woman blew up. The story of the early female pilots. Goldfinch 2001 ISBN 3-7987-0361-2 .
  • Lutz Warsitz: THE FIRST JET PILOT - The Story of German Test Pilot Erich Warsitz. Pen and Sword Books Ltd., Barnsley 2008, ISBN 978-1-84415-818-8 , book info .

Web links

Wiktionary: Flugpionier  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wiktionary: Aviation pioneer  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Sabine Deckwerth: Full house in the monument. On: Berliner Zeitung , September 12, 1994, accessed on June 6, 2015 .
  2. Aéroclub féminin la Stella (French),
  3. Amelie Hedwig Boutard-Beese (= Melli Beese) in front of an airplane, 1910/1914 approx., Signature: Image 183-1983-0617-302,
  4. A new German pilot, Miss Charlotte Möhring, acquired her pilot's certificate at the Essen airfield., 1912, signature: Bild 183-1985-0509-517,
  5. The dream of flying and the nightmare of the airport, Anne Lena Mösken, March 27, 2012,
  6. ^ Pester Lloyd, January 18, 1914, p. 36, Austrian National Library.
  7. L'Année mondiale illustrée (French), 1914, p. 521, call number: ark: / 12148 / cb326950462 / date, Bibliothèque nationale de France.