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    Helen Harrison-Bristol (1909 - 1995) was a pioneering Canadian female civil aviation instructor and the first Canadian Air Transport Auxiliary ferry pilot during Second World War. Google Image Result for www.ww2aircraft.n...

    First Officer Maureen Dunlop, one of the ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary, pictured in September 1944

    March ? - 'Love' magazine... Women Air force Service Pilots (WASP)

    Helen Richey - first commercial female airline pilot in US (on right). 1920s women in menswear style fashions.

    Air Portugal female pilot

    Mona Friedlander, pilot in the Second World War

    Circa1928 - Betty Gillies, first pilot to qualify for the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, entered the WAFS on September 12, 1942.

    A pilot of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) ~

    Due to the non combat nature of their work, Air Transport Auxiliary used women pilots to deliver aeroplanes to the various units. Here a brand new Supermarine Spitfire is on its way.

    Canadian aviator Billy Stark returned to Vancouver from flight school in San Diego with his pilot’s licence and new Curtiss Flyer. His wife, Olive, became the first Canadian female airplane passenger later that day.

    At the time of her death in 1980, pioneer American aviator Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history. She was also the first woman to break the sound barrier, doing so in 1953 in an F-86 Sabre jet.

    Rosella Bjornson (b. 1947 Lethbridge, Alberta) At 17 she completed her Private Pilot's License in just 2 months! In 1973 she was hired as a First Officer with Transair. She was the first woman to be hired by a commercial air line in Canada and first female member of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association. In 1990 she became the first woman to be promoted to Captain with a major Canadian air carrier. She is a member of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

    Willa Beatrice Brown, the first black woman to receive a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. She trained Air Force pilots during in the 1940s.

    Evelyn Sharp - One of the original Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) pilots.

    Wilfrid Reid "Wop" May OBE DFC (March 20, 1896 – June 21, 1952), was a Canadian flying ace in the First World War and a leading post-war aviator. He was the final allied pilot to be pursued by Manfred von Richthofen before the German ace was shot down on the Western Front in 1918. After the war, May returned to Canada pioneering the role of a bush pilot while working for Canadian Airways in Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

    Pilot Joan Hughes at an aerodrome near London, 10th January 1940. She is one of the first women pilots to fly for the Air Transport Auxiliary, ferrying planes from factories to air bases during wartime ~

    maureen dunlop de popp: a pioneering female pilot (world war II)

    An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942

    The smooth Canadian

    A ferry pilot of the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) in the cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire fighter, September 1944. ATA pilots deliver newly manufactured aircraft from the factory to military airfields. Original publication: Picture Post - 1805 - The Work Of The Ferry Pilots - pub. 16th September 1944 ~