“Order of Fifinella” logo designed by Walt Disney for the WASPs “the pioneering organizations of the civilian female pilots” who supplemented the US Air Force during World War II. From Virginia Streeter Collection via San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives and mudwerks
German aeronautical engineer Otto Lillenthal with one of his pioneering glider aircraft based on observation of bird flight, 1894. via legrandcirque
Otto Lilienthal (May 23, 1848 – August 10, 1896) was a German pioneer of human aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. He followed an experimental approach established earlier by Sir George Cayley. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favorably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical.