American citizen to hold a pilots license.
pilot, aeronautical engineer, military pilot. Led the
famous "Doolittle Raid" on Tokyo just months after the start of
World War II. The mission involved launching land-based medium
bombers from an aircraft carrier.
pioneer of aviation who made a study of airfoil shapes, and was
a great inspiration to many other experimenters. Built and
flew in many gliders of his own design.
Pioneer of aviation. May have been the first with hinged
control surfaces on the wings. Also built and flew in
gliders of his own design.
and Wilbur Wright were the first to make a powered, controlled
flight in an airplane in 1903. The Wrights had a bicycle
manufacturing and sales business. In 1900 they made a bike
called the Van Cleve that cost $35. In those days a car
cost about $800.