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
Curator and writer, Chris Wild, wrote an article in Mashable of woman aviators of the 20th century. His piece features photos and short biographies of the most prominent female pilots, with the oldest photo dating back to 1908. Some Aviatirx shown are: Bessie Coleman Amelia Earhart Elisabeth Thible Ruth Law Harriet Quimby Therese Peltier Blanche … More Let Women Fly!- Chris Wild
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
Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), Mary Anna Martin “Marty” Wyall died last Thursday at age 95. Wyall was among the 25,000 applicants and one of only 1,074 women accepted into the demanding WASP program. Wyall grew up in Indianapolis and attended DePauw University in Greencastle to study bacteriology. That is where she first learned about … More WWII Pilot, Mary Anna Martin “Marty” Wyall Dies at 95
On February 7, 2016 pioneering female pilot, Doris Lockness, died at age 106. Her career and passion as pilot started in the 1940’s when she joined the WASP team in World War II. She became the 55th woman in the world to earn a commercial helicopter license. She also earned her rating flying hot-air balloons, … More American Aviatrix Doris Lockness Dies at 106
Last March, an all-female plane crew landed in Saudi Arabia. Captain Sharifah, Senior First Officer Dk and Senior First Officer Sariana became the first female pilots to fly Royal Brunei Airlines’ Boeing 787. The plane took off from Brunei, a country near Malaysia with destination to Jiddah. This event caught American media attention because of … More Royal Brunei Airlines’ Female Pilots
Born in 1892, Bessie Coleman grew up in a small cotton town in Texas with her family of 13 children. Her siblings and her walked four miles to get to her segregated school where she excelled in academics, specially in mathematics. At the age of 23, she moved to Chicago where she worked two jobs.