Abhinandan Varthaman is a wing-commander in the Indian Air Force. In the 2019 India-Pakistan standoff, he was held for three days under captivity in Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman became the face of cross-border tensions after crashing in Pakistani territory last week. Hailed as a national hero, men across India have rushed to emulate his characteristic mustache in apparent tribute. Read Abhinandan Varthaman Full Biography and Profile.
Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 to April 30, 1926), an American aviator and the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license who taught herself French and moved to France, earning her license from France’s well-known Caudron Brother’s School of Aviation in just seven months. She remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation. Read Bessie Coleman Biography and Profile.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. She defied traditional gender roles from a young age. Earhart played basketball, took an auto repair course and briefly attended college. Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Read Amelia Earhart Biography and Profile.