Shaesta Waiz

Afghani female pilot, Shaesta Waiz wants to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Waiz, 29, was born in a refuge camp at the end of the Soviet war before immigrating to the United States at the age of 1. Late on, she earned her pilot’s license, making her the youngest certified … More Shaesta Waiz

On This Day: Amelia Earhart

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!

Let Women Fly!- Chris Wild

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