William R. Bertelsen was InventorDoc and PioneerDoc
William R. Bertelsen (May 20, 1920 – July 16, 2009) was an Americaninventor who pioneered in the field of air-cushion vehicles (hovercrafts), and inventor of the Aeromobile, which is credited as the first hovercraft to carry a human over land and water. In 2002, He was named the “Father of the Air Cushion Vehicle” by The World Hovercraft Federation.Continue reading William R. Bertelsen→
Hannes Lindemann (28 December 1922 – 17 April 2015) was a German doctor, navigator and sailor. He made two solo transatlantic crossings, one in a sailing dugout canoe made while working in Liberia and the second in a 17-foot Klepper Aerius II double folding kayak, modified to carry two masts and an outrigger. His book Alone at Sea documents the trips, which were totally unassisted. He was motivated to make the trips by an interest in how the human body and mind respond to survival at sea, a theme which the Kon-Tiki (1947) and Alain Bombard (1952) explored in earlier ocean voyages. Continue reading Hannes Lindemann→
Bertrand Piccard is PioneerDoc with Balloons and Solar Eclipse and more
Dr Bertrand Piccard, doctor, psychiatrist and aviator First person to fly non-stop round the world in a balloon Initiator and pilot of Solar Impulse -first solar driven airplane flying round the world- President of the Winds of Hope humanitarian foundation and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Pioneer of hang gliding in Europe.