Pantheon has 43 people classified as pilots born between 1887 and 1968. Of these 43, 5 (11.63%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living pilots include Chesley Sullenberger, Chuck Yeager, and Joseph Kittinger. The most famous deceased pilots include Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Roland Garros.

Living Pilots

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Deceased Pilots

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Most pilots were born in United States (7), Russia (7), and Germany (4). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (2), Paris (2), and Detroit (1).The most common death places of pilots were Russia (7), United States (4), and France (4). By city, these were Moscow (2), Paris (2), and Kipahulu, Hawaii (1).

The earliest biographies classified as pilots in Pantheon are Claire Lee Chennault, Roland Garros, and Pyotr Nesterov.  The concentration of pilots was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier pilots are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Pilots were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 21 most globally memorable Pilots since 1700.

Pilots are found within the Institutions domain which also includes Politicians, Religious Figures, Military Personnels, Noblemen, and Diplomats.