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  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906 - 2001)
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906, Englewood, New Jersey – February 7, 2001, Passumpsic, Vermont) was a pioneering American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh. ---...
  • Eugene Luther Vidal, Sr. (1895 - 1969)
    Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal was an American athlete and aviation pioneer. He was the father of author Gore Vidal. Born in Madison, South Dakota, Vidal was a versatile athlete. At the University of Sou...
  • Admiral William Adger Moffett (1869 - 1933)
    William Moffett Encyclopedia of World Biography | 2004 | COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc. (Hide copyright information) Copyright William Moffett Considered by many to be the architect of United S...
  • Noel Wien (1899 - 1977)
    Noel Wien (June 8, 1899 – July 19, 1977) was an American pioneer aviator. He was the founder of Wien Air Alaska, Alaska's first airline. Biography Born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, Wien learned ...
  • Godfrey Lowell Cabot (1861 - 1962)
    Godfrey Lowell Cabot (February 26, 1861 - November 2, 1962) was an American industrialist and philanthropist, who founded the Cabot Corporation. Early life Cabot born in Boston, Massachusetts...

Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier than air aircraft. The word aviation was coined by French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1863, from the verb avier (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word avis ("bird") and the suffix -ation.