ZACHAROF, M.            RUSSIA                  (1770?1820)                  (HP)
p: Professor at the Imperial Academy of Science. ***Epic flight 30 June 1804 (w/E.ROBERTSON) from Petersburg. Flight was to conduct experiments on precise aerial navigation. However, equipment and techniques were proven impractical.

ZAMBECCARI, Francisco            ITALY                  (1752-1812)          (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-A/B/E/T.         
Count in an aristocratic family; Considered flamboyant, foolhardy, impulsive, daring, impetuous, rash, temperamental, and accident prone.
b: 1752, Bologna.
d: 21 Sep.1812, Bologna.
p: Mercenary officer in Spanish Navy, 1782-83; Saw action in the Atlantic, and Mediterranean Sea; Mercenary officer in Russian Navy, 1785; Shipwrecked, and was imprisoned by the Turks for three years.
f: First B-Flight (HB) 23 Mar.1785 (w/Vernon), from London; Used alcohol as a heat source on a self-designed balloon; Made more than 40 flights in his lifetime.
l: 1783-84, Learned the art of balloon making in London (had emigrated to England as a refugee); Made & launched an unmanned hydrogen balloon from London on 5 Nov.1783; 1785, Wrote a treatise on ballooning while in a Turkish prison. ***Epic flight 7 Oct.1803 (w/ANDREOLI & Grassetti) from Milan. Carrying no provisions, suffering hypoxia and freezing temperatures, landed in the Adriatic Sea. Rescued after 4-hours in the water, he had to have six fingers amputated. ***Epic flight 1804 from Bologna. Survived an in-flight alcohol fire that inflicted severe injuries, in full view of his family. ***Epic flight 21 Sep.1812 (w/Bonga) from Bologna. Flight (in a combination thermal/hydrogen balloon) using a grapnel, caught suddenly on a tree, spilled the flaming alcohol, and ignited the hydrogen. The pilot died of his injuries, passenger survived.

ZAMBIANCHI, Romeo            ITALY                  (1880?1904) K                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-B.                 Professional balloonist, Gymnast.
f: Made 300 ascents in his lifetime. ***Epic flight 25 May 1904 from Avellino in "Galileo." Ascended in a Smoke Balloon, holding a trapeze. Lost his grip at 300 meters, and died of his injuries.
r: PYA-Microfilm.

ZANI, Pedro         ARGENTINA         #:16 (1887-1942)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AV.         Aeronaut Extrordinare.
b: 10 Mar.1887 Buenos Aires.
d: 1942 Buenos Aires.
e: Argentine Military Academy; Military School of Aeronautics.
s: Officer in the Argentine Army.
p: Air Attaché' to the U.S.A., France, Germany, Italy, Britain.
f: Received all B-Training in Argentina; Received FAI B-License #16 on 28 Mar.1913, in Argentina; Received Airplane training and Airplane license in Argentina.
l: Established many World records in Aeronautics.
m: Argentine Aero Club.
r: Historical Dictionary of Argentina.

ZAPP, Alfred         GERMANY          (1870?1918)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AU.         Sport balloonist.
Father of balloonist.
p: Architect, prominent in Chemnitz, Dresden, Korn, and in Holland.
f: First recorded flight 11 Apr.1910 from Sachsen.
m: Chemnitzer, Limbach, Sachsischer, Vogtlandischer & Zwickauer Balloon Clubs. ***Epic flight 18 Jul.1910 from Leipzig in "Sachsen." Landed in a strong wind near Ungarn destroying the balloon.
r: FuA p170.

ZECH, Carl         GERMANY          (1890?1950)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AU/CH.         Sport balloonist.
Son of balloonist; Resident of Essen/Oberhausen.
f: First recorded flight 11 Apr.1910 from Sachsen.
l: Aide (to EIMERMACHER) in the 1928 G-Bennett B-Race.
m: Essen/Oberhausen and Munster/Munsterland Balloon Clubs.
r: FuA p170.

ZEISER, Julius Stephens         USA                  #-698 (1895-1934)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 8 Jan.1895 Schenectady,NY.
d: 5 Jan.1934 Los Angeles, CA.
e: University of Pennsylvania, Accounting.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy 1917-21; Naval Aviator #1871.
p: Stockbroker.
f: Balloon & Airship training at Akron & NAS-Pensacola; FAI-ACA B-License #698 issued 23 Oct.1918.
r: Contact Profiles p471.

ZEKELY (Elder von Zech?)            GERMANY          (1865?1942)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-P.                 Military balloonist.
b: 1865?.
d: 1942 Buenos Aires.
s: Officer in the German Army B-Corps 1890-1910 era.
p: Meteorologist; Scientific balloonist.
l: Owner of 9000 C.M. (317,800 Cubic Feet) gas balloon, Balloon severely damaged on first flight; destroyed on second.
m: Berlin Aero Club.
r: PYA-Scrapbook.

ZENO, Prof.                         USA                         (1870?1920)                         (SM)
Name most likely a pseudonym. Made ascents & para-descents in the central USA 1894 era. First recorded ascent 25 July 1894 in Chattanooga, TN.
r: Chattanooga Daily Times, 26 July 1894.

ZENS, Ernest         FRANCE                  (1878?1920)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-U/AG/AH/AT/CH.         Sport balloonist.
Father of famous aviator "Paul."
b: 18 Jul.1878 Nord Lille.
f: FAI Balloon & Airplane licenses.
m: Aero Club of France.
l: Outstanding aeronaut, Organizer of many B-Events; Participant in the 1906 G-Bennett B-Race; First HTA flight 16 Sep.1908 w/W.WRIGHT; FIRST Frenchman to ride in a HTA aircraft.
r: l'Aerophile-June 1907; Wright Brothers, F.C.Kelly p150.

ZEPPELIN, Ferdinand Josef v.            GERMANY          (1838-1917)          (OB/GB)
See APPENDIX-E/M/AU.         Military aeronaut.
Son of a Count, title inherited; Father and Granddaughter of balloonists.
b: 8 Jul.1838 Constance.
d: 8 Mar.1917 Berlin.
e: University of Tubingen, Graduate engineer.
s: Career Officer in the German Army 1861-91, Corps of Engineers; Served as a Cavalry observer to the U.S.Union Army; Arrived USA 6 May 1863, Departed USA 18 Nov.1863; Served as a Mercenary Cavalry Officer in many foreign wars; Retired with the rank of General 1894.
p: Founded the Zeppelin Airship Works in Constance 1898; Director of the company until his death in 1917.
f: First ascent (tethered) 19 Aug.1863 w/STEINER at St.Paul, MN; First free-flight 1892 from Bern Switzerland; Made several tethered ascents at Kings Bay (Spitzbergen) Norway Jun.1910; German Aero Club B-License 1908 ; Airship (#7) 6 Feb.1911.
l: Built his first airship at Lake Constance 1900, Built about 88 (and personally flew 13) airships before his death.
m: Berliner, Frankfurter, Bodensee, Munchner, Niederrheinischer, Oberrheinischer, and Oberschwabischer B-Clubs; Kaiserlicher & Bayerischer Aero Club; Bayerischer Auto-Club.
h: Order of the Black Eagle; Two German Museums in his honor. ***Epic flight 2 Jul.1900 (w/Bassus, Burr, Gross, Wolf) from Lake Constance. First successful flight of a "rigid" airship (LZ-1). Flew to Immerstadt and return; a distance of 3.5 miles.
r: Interview by von Wiegand, Berlin-1 Feb.1915; Lighter-than-Air, L.Payne, London; FuA p170.

ZEPPELIN, Wolfgang         GERMANY          (1936-                  (HB/GB)
b: 28 Jun.1936 Bitterfeld; Grandson of balloonist.
p: Engineer; Director of the new Zeppelin Airship Works 1990.
f: First B-Flight 31 Aug.1963 w/Bertold Munz; Received German B-License #217 24 Jan.1965 w/W.LOCHER; Last recorded B-Flight (GB#99) 1979; (HB#59) 1986.
l: Flew from Lakehurst (USA) for commemoration 1972.
a: Resident of Stuttgart and Friedrichshafen.
r: FuA p171.

ZIEGLER, Heinrich         GERMANY          (1870?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AU.         Sport balloonist.
***Epic flight 24 Aug.1903 from Augsburg. Crossed the Carpathian Mountains at 14,500'. Landed near Stephanesti Romania after covering 765 miles in 20 hours 20 minutes (38mph).
r: Daily Express 25 Aug.1903.

ZIEZING, Richard Jr.         USA         #-725 (1895-                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 25 May 1895 LaSalle, IL. Res.of Cleveland (OH) 1969.        e: Princeton University, BS-Mathematics, University Club.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy 1917-22; Naval Aviator #1035.
p: Vice President of Curtis Publishing Company. f: Balloon & Airship training at Akron & NAS-Pensacola; FAI-ACA B-License #725 issued 13 Nov.1918.
a: 13901 Shaker Blvd; Cleveland, OH.
r: Contact Profiles p286.

ZIMMERMAN, Clifford W.            USA         #-1091 (1917?1990)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 16 Nov.1917 Akron, OH.
p: Goodyear airship pilot.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy; Commissioned Lt.JG. 1 May 1943; Balloon & Airship pilot, NAS-Glenco detachment 15.
f: FAI-ACA B-License #1091 issued 13 Jan.1942.
r: USN-files.

ZINNER, Walter         GERMANY          (1900?                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AU/CH.         Sport balloonist.
p: Engineering professor at Hamburg University.
f: First B-Flight 1928; Last recorded B-Flight 1937.
l: Pilot (w/E.DEKU) in the 1934 G-Bennett B-Race. ***Epic flight 14 Mar. 1933 from Berlin to Bulgaria; Greatest German distance flight (1800Km) since 1914. ***Epic flight 21 Apr.1934 from Hamburg in "Nordmark." Landed in Wander Poland after 34 hours, 24 minutes.
r: FuA p172.

ZULOAGA, Angel Maria            ARGENTINA            #:30 (1885?1960)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AV.         Military balloonist.
b: 21 May 1885 Buenos Aires. Resident of Buenos Aires.
s: Officer in the Argentine Army, Brig.General-1940.
f: First B-Flight 24 May 1915 from Palermo in "Pampero"; Made 4 outstanding B-Flights:
                 #1 24 May 1915 lasted 6 hours 30 minutes;
                #2 3 Jun.1915 went to an altitude of 6920 meters;
                 #3 29 Oct.1915 went 900 Km., landing in Brazil;
                #4 24 Jun.1916 crossed the Andes in 3:30 (temp=-32C).
FAI B-License #30 issued 4 Feb.1916, AAC issued 25 May 1913; Airplane license #64 issued by order of the President.
l: Made many epic B-Flights with E.BRADLEY & E.NEWBERY; Author of "Practical Manual of Aviation, History of the Conquest of the Air; Aerial Warfare, Elementary Course on flying, The Wings of victory.
r: Cronica Historica Aeronautica Argentina.

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