Aviation History Scavenger Hunt

From each list provided below, select 10 people and 10 events.  Research each of the people and events you have chosen.  Write a brief summary (1-2 paragraphs, in your own words) explaining who the person is or what the event is and its significance to aviation (why is it important that you know who this person is or what happened on this flight?).  Cite your sources for each summary of a person or event.  You may use each source for no more than two of your summaries, and all sources must be reputable

People

  1. Amelia Earhart
  2. Charles A. Lindbergh
  3. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager
  4. Col. John Stapp
  5. Edward V. “Eddie” Rickenbacker
  6. Elbert “Burt” Rutan
  7. Glenn Curtiss
  8. Herb Kelleher
  9. Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman
  10. Howard Hughes
  11. Igor I. Sikorsky
  12. Jackie Cochran
  13. Juan Trippe
  14. Lawrence Sperry
  15. Manfred von Richthofen
  16. Michael P. Huerta
  17. Robert “Bob” Crandall
  18. Samuel P. Langley
  19. Wilhelm “Willy” Messerschmitt
  20. William Boeing

 

 

 

Events

  1. Air Canada Flight 143
  2. Air Florida Flight 90
  3. Air France 447
  4. Air France Flight 4590
  5. American Airlines Flight 11
  6. American Airlines Flight 1420
  7. Avianca Flight 52
  8. Colgan Air Flight 3407
  9. Comair Flight 5191
  10. Eastern Airlines Flight 401
  11. FedEx Flight 705
  12. Helios Airways Flight 522
  13. N9253N (general aviation accident)
  14. Pan American Flight 1736 & KLM Flight 4805(collision)
  15. Southwest Airlines Flight 1455
  16. TWA Flight 2 & United Airlines Flight 718 (collision)
  17. TWA Flight 800
  18. United Airlines Flight 173
  19. United Airlines Flight 232
  20. ValuJet Flight 592
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