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Aviation Overview

(Encyclopedia) aviation, operation of heavier-than-air aircraft and related activities. Aviation can be conveniently divided into military aviation, air transport, and general aviation…

Aviation

Cite Check out milestones in aviation, Amelia Earhart's legacy, famous planes, the Wright brothers, world records and more. Amelia Earhart's Legacy Remembered Aviation Websites…

aviation medicine

(Encyclopedia) aviation medicine, scientific study of the biological effects of aviation, especially on human beings. Although aviation medicine is concerned with such problems as the…

Aviation Websites

U.S. Air Force: www.af.mil Strategic Air & Space Museum: www.strategicairandspace.com National Air & Space Museum: www.nasm.si.edu National Aviation Hall of Fame www.nationalaviation.org…

Commercial Aviation

Commercial Aviation Commercial air passenger service began in the United States (and in the world) in 1914, with a regularly scheduled flight that carried passengers between St. Petersburg…

International Civil Aviation Organization

(Encyclopedia) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), specialized agency of the United Nations, organized in 1947, with headquarters at Montreal. The objective of the ICAO,…

Federal Aviation Administration

(Encyclopedia) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects…

Famous Firsts in Aviation

Cayley's Helicopter Wilbur and Orville Wright with their second powered machine. Source: Library of Congress. Orville Wright, Major John F. Curry, and Colonel Charles Lindbergh…