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List of notable or famous aviators from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top aviators born in Germany and even some popular aviators who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German 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 Germany is included when available.

John Denver and Sigmund Jähn are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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Friedrich Karl von Koenig-Warthausen

Friedrich Karl Richard Paul August Freiherr Koenig von und zu Warthausen was a German aviator who made the first solo flight around the world in 1928-29. His flight took him eastwards from Berlin to Moscow, then to the Persian Gulf, across northern India and to Siam. He travelled mostly by ship to China and Japan, then across the Pacific Ocean. After flying across the United States, he again took a ship back to Europe, ending his flight in Hanover after 15 months. For this feat he was awarded the Hindenburg Cup. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Warthausen, Germany

Dieter F. Uchtdorf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aviators from Germany
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Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf is a German aviator, airline executive and religious leader. He currently serves as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the eleventh most senior apostle in the ranks of the church. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ostrava

Eddie August Schneider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aviators from Germany
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Eddie August Henry Schneider was an American aviator who set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of twenty-one in 1930. His plane was a Cessna Model AW with a Warner-Scarab engine, one of only 48 built, that he called "The Kangaroo". He set the east-to-west, then the west-to-east, and the combined round trip record. He was the youngest certificated pilot in the United States, and the youngest certified airplane mechanic. He was a pilot in the Spanish Civil War in the Yankee Squadron. He died in an airplane crash in 1940 while training another pilot, when a Boeing-Stearman Model 75 belonging to the United States Navy Reserve overtook him and clipped his plane's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 29 (1911-1940)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Elly Beinhorn

Elly Beinhorn-Rosemeyer was a German pilot. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 100 (1907-2007)

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany