Famous Person by Wikipedia Entry - Aviators

Can you name the notable person from a random extract of their Wikipedia page ?
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The Aviators in this quiz may be famous primarily for something else, but also well known as pilots.
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Last updated: April 16, 2019
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First submittedApril 16, 2019
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Notable Person
American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
Fascination with her life, career, and disappearance continues to this day
Amelia Earhart
She flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferry flight.
Amy Johnson
At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize
Charles Lindbergh
In 1909 he became world-famous for making the first airplane flight across the English Channel,
Louis Bleriot
The demonstration was performed at the royal palace in Versailles, before King Louis XVI of France
Joseph Montgolfier
The first viable American helicopter, which pioneered the rotor configuration used by most helicopters today
Igor Sikorsky
In December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs.
Douglas Bader
Their first U.S. patent did not claim invention of a flying machine, but a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces.
Wilbur Wright
In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.
Chuck Yeager
His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student
Richard Branson
His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his house
John Travolta
As planned, during descent _______ ejected from the capsule and parachuted to the ground
Yuri Gagarin
He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Manfred von Richthofen
He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine.
Frank Whittle
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