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In 1928, Aviatrix Elinor Smith, then 16, earned national recognition as the youngest pilot to receive a license from the FAA. Orville Wright signed her license. Smith is the first -- and only -- pilot to fly under all four bridges over the East River in NYC.

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The history of aviation is littered with mysterious disappearances like that of MH370.

Vanished: 11 flights that mysteriously disappeared

The history of aviation is littered with mysterious disappearances like that of MH370.

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Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6R6 5.Jagdgeschwader 2 (Schwarze 12) WNr 27083 DP+JC of pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Hünig at the Aèrodrome de Poix-en-Picardie in France. 2 October 1943.

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Top 10 Most Influential Women

One of the most famous pilots in history, Amelia was born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She saw her first air show in the winter of 1920 and was inspired to fly, and by the next December she had earned her pilot’s license. Her short aviation career is full of flight records including being the first woman to fly solo across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

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A powerful photograph of a USAAF B-25 Mitchell bomber attacking shipping in the South Pacific.

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Messerschmitt Bf.109F-4/trop (W.Nr 10074) Gelbe 5 of 6 Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 27, piloted by Leutnant Gerhard Mix, Western Desert, Egypt. 14 August 1942 It had made a forced landing in the rear of the Australian lines near El Alamein and was loaded on to a transport to be taken to RAF workshops to be examined by experts. Other German planes had tried to destroy it after it had landed, in order to prevent disclosing any secret technical developments. Lt. Gerhard Mix was uninjured and taken…

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Greatest Moments in Flight

Wilbur and Orville Wright launched a century of aviation when their plane, the Wright Flyer I, took flight on December 17, 1903.

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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African American in aviation history.

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Attributed to a claim made by S/L David A Pemberton of No 1 Squadron RAF, Me 109E-4 Yellow 10 was shot up in combat over Staplehurst and crashed in flames at Blue House Farm, Milebush, at 18.15 on 18 August 1940, killing Ogefr Walter Bäsell of 3/JG3. The Tatzelwurm emblem, applied to the port side only of the cowling, was yellow with a thin black outline.

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Morning all today's picture is 5 of the Flights Spitfires TE311, P7350, MK356, PS915 and PM631 taken by John Dibbs in 2013. Paul B

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