Bessie Coleman;  First female Black pilot in the world!

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 1892 – April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Willa Brown (1906-1992), the first Black woman to hold both a commercial and private license in the USA, she founded the National Negro Airmen Association of America and was the first Black female to be an officer in the Civil Air Patrol.

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Willa Beatrice Brown Chappell achieved numerous firsts. Most notably, she was the first African American woman to earn her pilot's license in the United.

Bessie Coleman, First African American Woman Pilot

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts

FLY GIRL  African American aviatrix Bessie Coleman (1892 - 1926).

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African American in aviation history. Coleman was the FIRST WOMAN TO EARN A PILOT'S LICENSE.

Willa Brown Chappell was a pioneering aviator who co-founded the National Airmen’s Association of America, an organization whose mission was to get African Americans into the United States Air Force. Inspired by Bessie Coleman, Chappell (then known as Willa Beatrice Brown) started taking flying lessons in 1934 at Chicago’s Aeronautical University. She earned her pilot’s license in 1937, making her the first African-American woman to be licensed to fly in the United States.  In 1940, she and…

Willa Brown Chappell was a pioneering aviator who co-founded the National Airmen’s Association of America, an organization whose mission was to get African Americans into the United States Air Force. Inspired by Bessie Coleman, Chappell.

Bessie Coleman, the first African American female pilot, was born in 1892. After hearing stories from pilots returning WWI, Coleman decided that she wanted to learn to fly but no American flight schools would accept her due to her race and gender.  To pursue her dream, Coleman studied French and traveled to France in 1920 to enroll in a French flight school. There, she earned her international pilot license, becoming the first African American to do so

A biography of the first African American to earn a pilot's license. The Story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger; Illustrated by Teresa Flavin

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

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Bessie Coleman: The first African-American woman pilot is highlighted in Kate Schatz's new book Rad American Women A-Z. In addition to this star aviator, Rad American Women features an awesome list of real-life women you can dress up as for Halloween.

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Bessie Coleman aka "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess”

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "An awesome trajectory. What happened to Jessie?

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