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American aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, Clyde Vernon Cessna was born 5/12 1879.

Clyde Vernon Cessna (December 1879 – November was an American aircraft designer, aviator, and founder of the Cessna Aircraft Corporation.

Romanian engineer, inventor and aviation pioneer, Henri Marie Coandă was born 7/6 1886.

Henri Coanda - Romanian inventor, aerodynamics pioneer and builder of the described in the as the world's first jet. One of Coanda's most famous discoveries was the Coanda Effect of fluid dynamics.

German aircraft designer and manufacturer, Wilhelm Emil "Willy" Messerschmitt was born 26/6 1898.

Wilhelm Emil "Willy" Messerschmitt German Aircraft genius made the first jet fighter and the

Russian/American WWI fighter ace, aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky was born 7/6 1894.

Russian/American WWI fighter ace, aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky was born

English aircraft manufacturer, Charles Richard Fairey was born 5/5 1887.

English aircraft manufacturer, Charles Richard Fairey was born

English aircraft engineer, Sir Frank Whittle was born 1/6 1907.

English aircraft engineer, Sir Frank Whittle was born

American inventor and aviation pioneer, Lawrence Burst Sperry was born 22/12 1892.

American inventor and aviation pioneer, Lawrence Burst Sperry was born

German engineer and aircraft designer, Richard Vogt was born 19/1 1894.

German engineer and aircraft designer, Richard Vogt was born

English engineer and aircraft engine designer, Alfred Hubert Roy Fedden was born 6/6 1885.

English engineer and aircraft engine designer, Alfred Hubert Roy Fedden was born

Austro-Hungarian rocket engineer and cosmonautic pioneer, Herman Potocnik was born 22/12 1892.

Austro-Hungarian rocket engineer and cosmonautic pioneer, Herman Potocnik was born

Russian-American aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was born 25/5 1889.

Russian-American aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was born

Flugzeuge fuer Krieg und Frieden

Flugzeuge fuer Krieg und Frieden

American aerospace engineer, Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan was born 17/6 1943.

Wind tunnel tests are essential in testing how planes will hold up at various wind speeds and during turbulence—and they also make for some striking photos that take us through the history of aviation.

English aircraft engineer, Anthony James Fairbrother was born 4/5 1926.

English aircraft engineer, Anthony James Fairbrother was born


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