“Aviatrix” – A few of the fantastic woman flyers of the early 20th century

From formerdays.com:

A few of the fantastic woman flyers of the early 20th century. (For some of those I’ve missed, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum has a great online exhibit).

From various institutions, but especially the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

Matilde E. Moisant, the second American woman to get a pilot’s license, 1912.  Source

 

Ruth Elder, c.1920s.  Source

 

Lores Bonney, c. 1933. Source

 

Adele Mullin and a fellow pilot, c. 1939. Source

 

Harriet Quimby, first American woman to earn a pilot’s license, c.1912. Source

 

Fran Bera, c. 1950s.  Source

Jean Batten (and her kitten!) being interviewed after flying from Britain to Australia, 1934. Source

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