Library of Congress
Flight and Early Aviators
Online activities and background information from the Library of Congress to help students learn more about Flight and Early Aviators.
- Amelia Earhart (America's Library) Earhart was the first woman to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic.
- December 17, 1903 - Wilbur and Orville Wright (America’s Library) On December 17, 1903, they became the first people to demonstrate sustained flight of a heavier-than-air machine under the complete control of the pilot.
- Experimental Aircraft Association's Air Venture (Local Legacies) The annual gathering of the EAA is one of the world's largest aviation events. Explore Local Legacies for featured celebrations from your state!
- Jump Back in Time: June 11, 1927 (Charles Lindbergh) (America’s Library) In May 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew his monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, from New York to Paris, France.
- Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - North Carolina First Flight at Kitty Hawk (America's Library) The Wright brothers were from Ohio, but they achieved most of their successes in North Carolina.
- Today in History (December 17, 1903) First Flight (Today in History) On this day in 1903, the Wright brothers became the first people to demonstrate sustained flight of a heavier-than-air machine under the complete control of the pilot.