They were the first African American pilots to shoot down German jets on a mission. They earned Distinguished Unit Citation of the war because of their heroism that contributed to the 332nd Fighter Group's. James T. Wiley was apart of the Tuskegee Airman and talks about his experiences. When he was younger he wanted to fly an airplane. "All the leadership was strong, and the men were a good bunch of superior guys with high morale" (Wiley) Bledsoe, Helen Wieman.James T Wiley has had many experiences, for example his mission in India.
Even though Lindbergh was most famous for his transatlantic flight and winning the Orieg Prize he is also honored for his expertise in aviation and promoting “good will” throughout the Latin American countries. He is also given partial credit for such creations as the Boeing 747. Lindbergh was also a great combat pilot in World War II when fighting against the Japanese as a civilian. That is how Charles Lindbergh became one of the world’s greatest heroes.
Yeager is by the far the most enjoyable history lesson anyone could wish for. The autobiography tells the story of Chuck Yeager, the world’s greatest pilot and first man to break the sound barrier. The story, told by General Yeager himself, has the perfect balance of humor and action. Witty anecdotes and suspenseful flight sequences keep the reader engrossed. The book is a multi-million bestseller for a reason.
Buzz Aldrin is a great man thinking outside the book, even today. He did and is still shaping our modern-day space exploration and aviation industry. He is a great man for what we have today. Buzz Aldrin was very significant, when he was an adult. Before Buzz Aldrin completed all of the great things he did, he had to brave through childhood, like everyone else.
Once in the U.S. and allowed to continue his dream of a practical helicopter he ended up with the R-4. This opened more doors only to lead him into several decorations and assisting in his ... ... middle of paper ... ...accomplishments. This with a solid back ground of imagination influence by Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci. Over the years he had many successes and multiple failures in which he learned from and built or designed a better product. To this day he is still regarded as a genius and one to look up to when it comes to aviation.
His posthumous legacy is evidence of his success. Despite his stubbornness, his political awkwardness and his insubordination, his vision, energy and courage are unanimously praised, and he is considered today the founder of the US Air Force. More importantly, he is considered the founder of American airpower. To achieve this, he first used his reputation as a war hero and all the relationships he built during WWI to oblige Department of war elites to create the Army Air Corps (AAC). Then, as a civilian, he continued to speak and write to promote his ideas, both at a tactical level in the AAC and at a strategic level in the political arena; the strength of his ideas led to the creation of the Army Air Forces (AAF).
Neil Armstrong came across many difficult situations although there was always a positive side which would help him continue his journey as a stronger man. It was easy to tell he built so much courage and strength from being the first man on the moon. After his big accomplishment he continued to get dozens of awards and do many succeeding things in life. Not knowing or being sure of what could go wrong on the mission, Apollo 11. Although, Neil was very proud of his accomplishments, I know this because his words exactly stated, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” In conclusion, I would like to thank Neil Armstrong for having so much courage and believing in himself and passing this positive message all around the world not just in the cold war era but to this day.
Kennedy’s Speech at Rice University John F. Kennedy made a historic speech at Rice stadium just shortly before America put our first man on the moon. He saw how much this would bring our country together and how patriotic America became and he wanted that to continue. He saw how quickly the technology of the world was progressing and he knew America needed to be first in the race for space. He made a passionate speech expressing these feelings and he conveyed his message very well. Kennedy knew how important and beneficial these leaps of technology would be to the world, to the nation, and to people everywhere; he let nothing hold him back from expressing this to the people.
Sikorsky was the first person to discover that a single rotor put vertically on the tail of the helicopter worked the best. He flew the first successful test flight of the helicopter in the U.S. in 1942. Since it was so complicated to fly a helicopter, it needed many complicated controls. Igor was the first person to design the controls so that the helicopter could fly sideways, backwards, straight up, and hover in one place. When he was young, his most successful design was actually a large 4 engine plane that the military converted to use as a bomber during WWI, and it flew hundreds of successful combat missions.
John Glenn attended test pilot school and then joined the naval Air test centers. This is what started John’s flying career. John was a great flyer, he was the best flyer out of all of the people at Air test centers.(2.) John was always a brave and curious person that Is what mainly got him to where he is now. I think if he was never brave or curious, he probably wouldn't become an astronaut.