Igor’s inspiration to build his own helicopter is said to have come from Leonardo da Vinci’s sketch of a helicopter. In 1908, while on vacation in Germany with his father, he saw pictures and read about Wilbur Wright’s European flights and decided to pursue aviation seriously. When Igor was 12, he made a small rubber powered helicopter that could fly at low heights. In 1909, he built his first helicopter, it had a wooden frame and a place for the pilot to sit. While working on his helicopter in 1910, he also built 3 planes and flew 2 of them.
During his time at the university he paid more attention to the growing field of avaion than he did to his studies. In 1924 Charles Lindbergh enlisted in the United States Army so he could begin studying on how to be a fighter pilot. One year later he graduated from the Army flight training school that was held on both Brook’s field and Kelly’s field. He graduated as the number one pilot in his class. After that he bought his own airplane and for the next six years of his life he spent flying an airplane for Robertson Aircraft Corporation.
Clayton Jerome, future wartime Director of Marine Corps Aviation. In 1934, Joe began his college education in Sioux Falls, but he had to drop out to help his mother run the family farm. However he scraped up $65 for private flying lessons. Five years later he entered the University of South Dakota again and supported himself by waiting on tables. In his senior year he also completed a civilian pilot training program before he graduated with a Business degree in 1940.
Full of a passion for airplanes and the newly expanding field of aviation, Charles Lindbergh left college after two years to attend the Lincoln Flight School in Nebraska. when graduated, Lindbergh would spend the next few years performing daredevil stunts and county fairs and carnivals. Charles enlisted in the United States Army in 1924, to be trained as an Army Air Service Reserve pilot. Graduating the following year, Charles Lindbergh was named the best pilot in his class. In 1919, Raymond Orteig, a New York City hotel owner, offered $25,000 to the first aviator who could fly nonstop from New York to Paris.
The county fair was host to an aerial exhibition revealing to Wiley Post, his first glimpse of a manned aircraft. It was at that moment when he realized his destiny to become a pilot. Without delay he enrolled in aviation school in Kansas City, Missouri. Post had high hopes to fly for his country, but the war ended faster than he could sign the dotted line. After a few years went by, consequently while working as a roughneck in the oilfields, he would finally get an untimely second chance to fulfill his destiny
He then decided to take lessons at the Nebraska Aircraft Corporation’s flying school and was up in the air for the first time on April 9, 1922 when he was in a two seat biplane as a passenger. But his solo flight would not be until May 1923 at the Souther Field in Americus, Georgia, an old flight training field where Lindbergh came to buy a World War I Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” biplane. It only took half an hour to practice with another pilot at the field to decide that Lindbergh was ready to fly the plane himself. After a week of practicing, Lindbergh took off on his biplane on his first solo cross country flight and few weeks after that, achieving his first nighttime flight near Arkansas, both marking huge milestones for the young pilot. In October 1925, Lindbergh was hired by the Robertson Aircraft Corporation to lay out, and then serve as the chief pilot for a 278 mile air mail route to provide services between St... ... middle of paper ... ...he flight to Paris, and a detailed account of the plane.
Also what other planes the flew during the war and some off the big named pilot that came for the Tuskegee airmen and what they did after the war. First and for most where did the Tuskegee Airmen start and learn how to fly planes. The Tuskegee Airmen first learned to fly at Tuskegee Army Air Field which was located in Tuskegee AL or at Moton Field (TUSKEGEE EXPERIENCE PG.2). During the training here there were 2,483 people trained at the two fields (TUSKEGEE EXPERIENCE PG.2). Out of the 2,483 people trained their 996 pilots graduated from Tuskegee Army Air Field out of the 996 pilots, 352 pilots were sent overseas to serve in Europe (TUSKEGEE EXPERIENCE PG.2).
Chuck Yeager is unquestionably the most famous test pilot of all time. He won a permanent place in the history of aviation as the first pilot ever to fly faster than the speed of sound, but that is only one of the remarkable feats this pilot performed in service to his country. Charles Elwood Yeager was born in 1923 in Myra, West Virginia and grew up in the nearby village of Hamlin. Immediately upon graduation from High School he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps to serve in World War II. Shot down over enemy territory only one day after his first kill in 1943, Yeager evaded capture, and with the aid of the French resistance, made his way across the Pyrenees to neutral Spain.
During World War II Chuck was an ace fighter pilot. After the War, in 1947, Yeager was assigned to test the rocket powered X-1 jet. Later in 1947, Chuck broke the sound barrier in the X-1. In 1952, Chuck set a new air speed record of 1,650 miles per hour, about twice the speed of sound. Chuck purposely set this record just days before a special was to air on television about the previous record holder.