The first racing pilots


This is an alphabetic list of the pilots that were officially entered and brought a reasonably flyable aircraft to one the meetings covered on this site. If you have researched any of the pilots and have material to share you are very welcome!

A red "on vole" pennant to the left of the name indicates that there is a link to a biography. We welcome further input to these biographies.

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Émile Allard
Stefano (Étienne) Amerigo
- - - Antelme (first name unknown)
Alessandro Anzani

Jacques Balsan
Marcel Baratoux
René Barrier
Léon Bathiat
Hillery Beachey
Adolf Behrend
Louis Blériot
Albert Bonnet-Labranche
Henri Brégi
Louis Breguet
Walter Bulot
Étienne Bunau-Varilla
Médéric Burgeat
Guillaume Busson

Umberto Cagno
Mario Calderara
Bartolomeo Cattaneo
Florentin Champel
Édouard Chateau
Jorge ("Géo") Chávez
Léon Cheuret
Joseph Christiaens
Mario Cobianchi
George Cockburn
Samuel Cody
- - - Crahay (first name unknown)
A. E. Creese
André Crochon
Glenn Curtiss

Leonino Da Zara
Pierre de Caters
Charles de Lambert
Jaques de Lesseps
René de Nabat
Alexander de Petrovsky
Alfred de Pischoff
Luis de Salamanca
Léon Delagrange
René Demanest
Élise Deroche ("Raymonde de Laroche")
Raoul des Vallières
Bertram Dickson
Hermann Dorner
Léon Druet
Jean Dufour
Arthur Duray

Emilio Edwards
Michel Efimoff (Михаил Ефимов)
Paul Engelhard
August Euler

Henry Farman
Ferdinand Ferber ("F. de Rue")
Antonio Fernandez
Henry Fournier
Alfred Frey

Louis Gaubert
Louis Gaudart
Jean Gobron
Hans Grade
Maurice Guffroy

Charles Hamilton
Clifford Harmon
Howard Harding
Gabriel Hauvette ("Hauvette-Michelin")

Emil Jeannin

Fridolin Keidel
Daniel Kinet
Jacob Klassen
Johan Kluytmans
Jean-Paul Kœchlin
Louis Kuhling
Gijbertus ("Gijs") Küller

Hubert Latham
Hubert Le Blon
Alfred Leblanc
Eugène Lefebvre
Georges Leforestier
Georges Legagneux

Didier Masson
René Métrot
Robert Mignot
Edward Mines
Charles Miscarol
Élie Mollien
Léon Molon
Léon Morane
Edmond Morelle ("Edmond")

John Neale
Alfred Nervø
Maurice Noguès

Jan Olieslagers

Louis Paulhan
Nicolas Popoff (Николай Попов)
Georges Prévoteau

Clemente Ravetto
Alfred Rawlinson
Victor Rigal
Alliot Verdon Roe
Charles Rolls
Henri Rougier

José Sánchez Besa
Hayden Sands
Georges Saunier
Fritz Schlüter
Louis Schreck
Franz Sido
René Simon
Adam Mortimer Singer
Roger Sommer
Robert Svendsen

Robert Thelen
Knud Thorup
Maurice Tips
Paul Tissandier
Jules Tyck

Charles van den Born
Frederick van Riemsdijk
Ellery von Gorrissen

Louis Wagner
Eugen Wiencziers
Jacques Wiesenbach
Vincent Wiesenbach
Paul Wilford
Charles Willard
Walter Windham

Armand Zipfel