Throughout its history, aviation has generated some of the most remarkable figures that ever lived, including those brave pilots who made the first forays into the air and who courageously pushed the bounds of flight in ways previously unimaginable. At the same time, aviation has produced a number of people whose heroism rises above the job description of pilot, even if that is the day job.
These figures touched all of us in aviation and, in many cases, those far beyond the flying world by their extraordinary deeds, talents or accomplishments. These are the people we celebrate in Flying Magazine’s “51 Heroes of Aviation,” a look at the people who changed aviation and, in many cases, the course of human history through their remarkable achievements.
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