"Young and old, spanning generations, Steampunk Aviators are the courage and adventurer in every Steampunk. Embracing the beginning of man's quest for flight. From hot air balloons to interstellar travel and beyond. Steampunk Aviators have the gift that makes all things fly. Just ask one. From planes, games, comics, art and more... The Steampunk Aviator is embeded in everything Steampunk. A free, wonderous and extensively traveled spirit. Admirals, Captains, Pilots, Crews and Mechanics fly wings of today, yesterday and tomorrow. Daredevils are many, heroes all. The next time you board your flight for home, rest easy, a Steampunk Aviator is on duty and has your 6. Fly Free, Fly High, Goggles On".
John Douglas, P.S.E
The first recorded use of the term aviator (aviateur in French) was in 1887, as a variation of "aviation", from the Latin avis (meaning bird), coined in 1863 by G. de la Landelle in Aviation Ou Navigation Aérienne ("Aviation or Air Navigation"). The term aviatrix (aviatrice in French), now archaic, was formerly used for a female aviator. These terms were used more in the early days of aviation, when airplanes were extremely rare, and connoted bravery and adventure.