Harriet Quimby was the first American woman to earn a pilot's license and the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel. (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)
Willa Brown Chappell (1906-1992) 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.
Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near Ellington Field in Houston. Almost 80 years later, she still remembers the day she met Amelia Earhart. #USAF
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)
03 Jul 43: Ann Baumgartner Carl graduates from the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) training program and will become the only WASP to serve as a military test pilot. She will also go on to become the first American woman to fly a United States Army Air Force turbo jet aircraft, the Bell YP-59A, in Oct 1944. #WWII