In 1938, Willa Brown became the first African American to earn her private pilot’s license in the United States.
Bragg bought three airplanes in her lifetime. She continued to fly into the 1970s often logging cross-country miles.
Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean by nonstop flight in 1927
Barrington Antonio Irving was the youngest person to pilot a plane solo around the world.
Bessie Coleman was the first licensed African American (and Native American) female pilot.
In 1932, Amelia Mary Earhart became the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean.
On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Luke Aikins jumped from a plane at 25,000 feet without a parachute or wingsuit into a net below.
Known as the “Father of Black Aviation,” C. Alfred Anderson taught himself how to fly.