Historic Aviation Firsts

"Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting." Amelia Earhart

A tall woman stands in front of a plane
Amelia Earhart stands in front of her plane. Among many of her notable firsts, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932.


Read about the incredible groundbreaking achievements in the history of aviation as you explore these stories. The people, places, objects and events in this section have cemented their place in aviation history as being the firsts of their kind.
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    Last updated: September 5, 2017