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List of famous aviators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top aviators in the world? This includes the most prominent aviators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable aviators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic aviators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned aviators.

Items here include everything from George Bush to Harrison Ford.

From reputable, prominent, and well known aviators to the lesser known aviators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the aviator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous aviators ever?" and "What are the names of famous aviators?" then you're in the right place. (1004 items)
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Aviators
George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest ...more
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. ...more
Terry Deitz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Terry Deitz is a retired U.S. Navy pilot, television host, and 3rd place finisher on the twelfth season of the American reality television show Survivor. He is currently a commercial airline ...more
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Aviators
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more
Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig ...more
Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people ...more
Amelia Earhart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for ...more
Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff ...more
John McCain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Aviators
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his passing. He previously served two terms in the United ...more
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Zack Morris in NBC's Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, and Saved by the Bell: The College Years; ...more
John Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, ...more
Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set ...more
John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Aviators
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more
Hunter Ellis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Hunter Ellis is an American television personality. A former naval aviator, he was first noted for his participation in the Survivor Television series before going on to host several television ...more
Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air ...more
Ron Garvin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Ron Garvin is a wrestler, professional wrestling referee, actor and aviator.
James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Aviators
James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the ...more
Pete Conrad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to ...more
Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in ...more
Gene Roddenberry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer, populistic philosopher, satirist, and futurist. He is best remembered for having created the ...more
Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more
Neal Boortz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Neal A Boortz, Jr. is an American author, attorney, and former radio host. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Neal Boortz Show, which ended in 2013, was carried throughout the United ...more
Jake Pavelka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Aviators
Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka is an American pilot who appeared on six reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor.