Anne Armstrong McClellan, pilot trainee in Women’s Flying Training Detachment, sporting an official dress uniform of white blouse, tan slacks and overseas cap & a Fifinella mascot pin designed for the girl pilots by Walt Disney, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX, c. July 1943.
Amelia Earhart, for Vanity Fair, 1931 (Edward Steichen)
The USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships. It was built in 1922–1923 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, and first flew in September 1923. It developed the Navy’s experience with rigid airships, and made the first crossing of North America by airship.
During its 57th flight while passing through an area of thunderstorms and turbulence over Ohio early in the morning of September 3rd, the airship was caught in a violent updraft that carried it beyond the pressure limits of its helium gas bags. It was torn apart in the turbulence and crashed in several pieces near Caldwell, Ohio.
Charles Lindbergh at Candler Field after flying the Spirit of St. Louis over downtown Atlanta on October 11, 1927.
From an album belonging to barnstormer/daredevil and “Playboy of the Sky” Sergeant Carter G. Buton, photo from latter half of the 1920s.
Here’s an excerpt from a 1924 newspaper reviewing a show he was in: “Sergeant C. G. Buton, as good as his word, gave the spectators all that they had missed last Sunday and more. The Playboy of the Sky, his wrists in handcuffs, climbed fearlessly over the wings of the fuselage of the ship. At a dizzy altitude he climbed beneath the ship on the landing gear and while Pilot Haynes maneuvered into a loop Buton held on to the landing gear braces. The pull of gravity was so strong on the flip that the sergeant’s hands were cut on the steel frame work of the landing gear.”
Glider being prepared for flight by Orville and assistants; a number of reporters stand off to the right.
By Wilbur Wright, 1911
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— Friedrich Oblessor, German WWII flying ace