united kingdom Famous Aviators from the United Kingdom

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List of notable or famous aviators from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top aviators born in the United Kingdom and even some popular aviators who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British aviators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These aviators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known aviator from the United Kingdom is included when available.

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This historic aviators from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British aviators of note?" and "Who are the most famous aviators from the United Kingdom?" These prominent aviators of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British aviators.

Use this list of renowned British aviators to discover some new aviators that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (38 items)

Group Captain Paul Ward Spencer Bulman, CBE, MC, AFC & Bar, FRAeS, universally known as George Bulman, was a pilot whose flying life spanned thirty years. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1896-1963)

Birthplace: Luton, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot

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A.J. Evans


A.J. Evans is a World War I Royal Flying Corps pilot and double prisoner-of-war escapee who wrote the 1926 novel "The Escaping Club". ...more

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Profession: Pilot, Writer

Adrian Warburton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aviators from the United Kingdom
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Wing Commander Adrian "Warby" Warburton DSO & Bar, DFC & Two Bars was a Royal Air Force pilot during the Second World War. He became legendary in the RAF for his role in the defence of Malta. His life and work has been depicted in the book Warburton's War by Tony Spooner and in the BBC Timewatch ...more

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Age: Died at 26 (1918-1944)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot

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Amy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aviators from the United Kingdom
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Amy Johnson CBE, was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary when she died during a ferry flight. ...more

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Age: Died at 38 (1903-1941)

Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot

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