Those Magnificent Men (And Women) In Their Flying Machines

Created on Jul 21, 2016 by Kathy Pinna
From the flight of the Wright brothers in 1903 to the first man on the moon in 1969 (July 20th), there have been daring men and women who have pushed the limits of human experience in the air. These pictures (covering 1909 through the 1960's) show the people and machines in the first half century of the history of machine flight.

Those Magnificent Men (And Women) In Their Flying Machines

Orville Wright flight

Orville Wright

1909 Virginia

The camel is bigger than the plane?

Camel & plane

1920 Bi-plane

Anna Marie (Braunger) Kriege

What a way to honeymoon!


Aviator, engineer, inventor

Louis Blériot

Frenchman Louis Blériot

U.K. circa 1930

International Imperial Airway plane

Oh, to have space for your legs and seats this luxurious!

Flew 50 miles at 40mph

Orville Wright and Lieutenant Lahm

Orville Wright & Lt. Lahm


Posing by a plane, not a car

Joan Brickman

I had that outfit - and my father had that plane! (But no, that's not me.)

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