Antony Habersack Jannus, more familiarly known as Tony Jannus (July 22, 1889 – October 12, 1916), was an early American pilot whose aerial exploits were widely publicized in aviation’s pre-World War I period. He flew the first airplane from which a parachute jump was made, in 1912. Jannus was also the first airline pilot, having pioneered the inaugural flight of the St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line on January 1, 1914, the first scheduled commercial airline flight in the world using heavier-than-air aircraft. The Tony Jannus Award, created to perpetuate his legacy, recognizes outstanding individual achievement in the scheduled commercial aviation industry and is conferred annually by the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society founded in Tampa, Florida, in 1963.
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Antony Habersack Jannus
July 22, 1889, Washington, D.C.
October 12, 1916, Black Sea
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- Tony Jannus – Wikipedia
Antony Habersack Jannus, more familiarly known as Tony Jannus (July 22, 1889 – October 12, 1916), was an early American pilot whose aerial exploits were …
- Tony Jannus
Sep 25, 1994 – Antony Jannus, 1889-1916. … Miss Merriam went for a trip through the air with Antony Janus, who also carried Miss Dorothy Williams at the …
- Tony Jannus – First Flight Society
Aug 6, 2014 – Anthony Habersack Jannus was born in 1889 in Washington, DC. Tony Jannus was just twenty-one years old when he taught himself to fly and …
- Tony Jannus Archives – This Day in Aviation
Jan 1, 2019 – (State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory) Antony H. Jannus, 1914. 1 January 1914: The world’s first scheduled commercial passenger flight …
- Antony H. Jannus Archives – This Day in Aviation
Mar 1, 2018 – Antony H. Jannus and Captain Albert Berry, U.S. Army, prior to their flight, at Kinloch Field, Missouri, 1 March 1912. The parachute is packed …
- Tony Jannus – TampaPix
ANTONY HABERSACK JANNUS (1889 – 1917) Antony Habersack “Tony” Jannus, a native of Washington DC, was an American test pilot and barnstormer of …
- Benoist Type XIV; Jannus, Antony H. “Tony”; St. Petersburg-Tampa …
Collection Item Summary: One-half left front view of a St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Type XIV on the water, January 1, 1914.
- Jannus, Antony Habersack “Tony”; Capt Albert “Bert” Berry, 1 March …
“Jannus & Berry ready to start.” Pilot Antony H. “Tony” Jannus and Captain Albert Berry in a Benoist pusher biplane, prior to Berry’s parachute jump, the first from …