Pilot Profile: Billy Bishop
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 27th 2018

Canadian ace Air Marshal William "Billy" Bishop played a key role in WWI and WWII. He also recruited…
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Pilot Profile: Lydia Litvyak, the World's First Female Fighter Ace
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 13th 2018

When the Third Reich invaded Russia on June 22, 1941, they brought with them more than 3 million sol…
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Pilot Profile: Bessie Coleman
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 30th 2018

We've briefly highlighted Bessie Coleman in the past, but her accomplishments as an aviator warrant …
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Jimmy Doolittle: Pioneering Pilot, Aeronautical Engineer, and Military Strategist
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 2nd 2018

Some people do little. But this Doolittle did a lot.  James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was b…
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Pilot Profile: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 16th 2018

Born in Greece, Prince Philip has gone through a lot in life-to say the least-and has a truly remark…
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Eddie Rickenbacker: Ace of Aces, Race Car Driver, Air Transportation Pioneer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 19th 2018

Not every fighter pilot was considered an ace during World War I, let alone the ace of aces. But …
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Pilot Profile: Noel Wien
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 5th 2018

Noel Wien, a Minnesota native, is largely credited with introducing the airplane to Alaska. …
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Britain's First Female Pilot: Hilda Hewlett
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 22nd 2017

Hilda Hewlett has the title of Britain's first female pilot, the first woman in Britain to earn her …
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Lilian Bland: Ireland's First Female Pilot Could Do It All
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 3rd 2017

In reality, though, Lilian Bland was truly anything BUT bland. It's true that Lilian Bland was the…
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Hanna Reitsch: Germany's Most Famous Aviatrix was a Star of the Nazi Party
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 8th 2017

March 8 is International Women's Day-a day marked by celebrating all the social, economic, cultural …
Howard Hughes: American Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist, Pilot.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 1st 2017

From the Silver Screen to Blue Skies If you're compiling a list of some of the most influential fi…
Before They Were Presidents of the United States of America, They Were Pilots
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 20th 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt has the distinction of being the first US president to ever fly in an aircraft…
Roscoe Turner & Gilmore the Flyin' Lion
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 9th 2017

You might be familiar with Simba, Mufasa, the Cowardly Lion, and maybe even Aslan, but have you ever…
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Ruth Law Oliver: An American Aviatrix
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 30th 2016

Ruth Law Oliver, who was featured in our Women in Aviation History post earlier this month, passed a…
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Our Favorite Celebrity Pilots
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 19th 2016

What's better than flying first class? Flying your own plane, obviously. Owning (and being able to…
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