Genealogy Projects tagged with aviation on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Plane Crash

    Plane Crash Please add Geni profiles of those who died in an aviation or aviation related accident to this project. The first fatal aviation accident was the crash of a Rozière balloon near Wimereux, France, on June 15, 1785, killing its inventor Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier as well as the other occupant, Pierre Romain. The first involving a powered aircraft was the ...

  • Great Aviators

    Aviator is a person who flies an aircraft. The first recorded use of the term (aviateur in French) was in 1887 , as a variation of 'aviation', from the Latin avis (meaning bird), coined in 1863 by G. de la Landelle in Aviation Ou Navigation Aérienne (Aviation or Air Navigation). The term aviatrix (aviatrice in French) is used for a female aviator. The term is often applied simply to pi...

  • National Aviation Hall of Fame

    National Aviation Hall of Fame The National Aviation Hall of Fame was founded in 1962 as an Ohio non-profit corporation in Dayton, Ohio, the home of the Wright Brothers and the “birthplace of aviation.” The five founders of this organization were James W. Jacobs, Gregory C. Karas, John A. Lombard, Larry E. O’Neil, and Gerald E. Weller. On July 14, 1964 the National Avia...