This was an article that interested me. They were smart enough not to say “Greatest” because any such list will generate controversy – a lot justified.
Their #1 pick surprised me – but I could certainly concur. Inventor of what we know as instrument flying.
One of the few who raced the Granville Brothers GeeBee racer – and lived to tell about it.
And of course, leader of the Tokyo raid with a plan just as audacious as Admiral Yamamoto.
Who would have thought it could be done?
Some of these pilots down the list were more skillful in the mechanics of flying; others while skillful were noted more for their major contributions to aviation progress.
Many of these names you probably know – a few you might not know.
But a good list.