On May 1, 1930, the Aeronautics Branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Amelia M. Earhart transport Pilot’s License No. 5716. The license states that she was 31-years-old and recorded her appearance as: “Weight: 118 lbs. Height: 5 feet 8 inches Color hair: blond Color eyes: grey” Check out this historic license here!
These are some of the ‘firsts’ of American women in aviation. 1911 – Harriett Quimby became the first American woman to earn her pilot’s license. She was 36 years old. 1913 – Katherine Stinson became the first American woman to own a flying school. 1921 – Bessie “Queen Bee” Coleman became the first African American … More Firsts of American Women in Aviation
Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Kansas on July 24, 1897. She first became interested in aviation in her early 20’s when she got the opportunity to fly with pilot Frank Hawks. She later recounted that “…by the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to … More Amelia Across the Atlantic