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History of Flight Around the World

History of Flight from Around the World

Many nations gave birth to aviation and the pioneers who propelled its stunning successes. To recognize these contributions, we asked the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) to have each ICAS country identify its pioneers and present the story of its national achievements in aerospace.

The notable figures profiled here are but a few examples of those who could be considered. If you feel your country or its pioneers are not sufficiently represented and you have the history to share, please contact Emily Springer.


Wright Brothers Early Glider   Dirigible no. 14   first sustained flight in 1906

Country Profiles

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

China

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Israel

Italy

Japan

Netherlands

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

United States