Wiley Post

Wiley Post

Born: November 22, 1898

Died: August 15, 1935

Nationality: American

Occupation: Aviator

Biography: Wiley Hardeman Post was a famed American aviator, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits. On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.