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Evident by the flotation device protruding from the fuselage frame, this is Harriet standing next to her Bleriot before the channel crossing.

Evident by the flotation device protruding from the fuselage frame, this is Harriet standing next to her Bleriot before the channel crossing.

At the time of her death in 1980, Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history... (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)

At the time of her death in Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history. (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)

Mary Guthrie flew Spitfires and Hurricanes on transport missions during WWII. She never saw combat but was a highly capable pilot. After the war she was famous for her parties in London.

Mary Guthrie flew Hurricanes on transport missions during the second world war, although she never saw combat she was widely considered to be a highly capable pilot by all her knew her.

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Fly Girls is dedicated to all the female pilots and ground crew who flew in WWII.

April 16 1912 - Harriet Quimby becomes first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel

April 16 1912 - Harriet Quimby becomes first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel

Karina Miranda, the first woman to become a fighter pilot in the Chilean Air Force.

Karina Miranda, the first woman to become a fighter pilot in the Chilean Air Force.

c. 1930  Maryse Bastiè (1898-1952) and Gilda de Bankford. Bastié's fascination with flight began when she married a WWI pilot. Her husband died in a plane crash in 1926. She supported herself through aerial acrobatics, later buying her own plane. She rose to the rank of Captain in the French Air Force, and was herself killed in an air crash.

"Let women fly!" Remembering history's first female aviators

During Women of Aviation Week, we honor the female pioneers who created careers and inspired millions against the odds.

First Female Air Forc Fighter Pilot...I met her when I was stationed at Aviano.

Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is a major in the United States Air Force, and the first female African-American fighter pilot in the history of that service. She flies the Fighting Falcon, and is stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Leather Beauty 2: Cloudbusters-Post 13.

Mary, pilot in the Air Transport Auxiliary, in gear to fly her Spitfire, c. 1944 during WWII

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