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The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic; the first person to solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland; the first person to solo from Burbank to Mexico City; speed records, altitude records, innumerable honors, degrees and accolades...It's difficult to think about Amelia Earhart outside of aviation. However, this world renown pilot was also an accomplished writer, poet, photographer and teacher. She passionately championed women's rights.

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The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic; the first person to solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland; the first person to solo from Burbank to Mexico City; speed records, altitude records, innumerable honors, degrees and accolades...It's difficult to think about Amelia Earhart outside of aviation. However, this world renown pilot was also an accomplished writer, poet, photographer and teacher. She passionately championed women's rights.
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The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic; the first person to solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland; the first person to solo from Burbank to Mexico City; speed records, altitude records, innumerable honors, degrees and accolades...It's difficult to think about Amelia Earhart outside of aviation. However, this world renown pilot was also an accomplished writer, poet, photographer and teacher. She passionately championed women's rights.

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Racism and sexism were a sign of the times, but "Queen Bess" had her sights set far above the pit of prejudice. Denied access to flight instruction in America, Bessie became fluent in French and, in 1921, crossed the ocean to realize her dream. As the first African American to earn a pilot's license, she defied injustice and won. In 1995, Bessie became the eighteenth honoree in the US Postal Service's Black Heritage Stamp Series.

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"I learned what every dreaming child needs to know - no horizon is so far that you cannot see above or beyond it."



As a young girl, Beryl Markham was moved from her English birthplace to Kenya, a country that would become her true homeland. She became the first woman in Africa to earn a pilots license. Accompanied only by her compass, Beryl flew countless rescue missions over dangerous, uncharted territory. In 1936, she became the first pilot to make a solo Transatlantic flight, east to west, from England. Beryl wrote about her extraordinary life in a book entitled "West With the Night", a poetic account that brilliantly reveals her passion.

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Harriet Quimby was no wall flower! In 1910 she was thirty-five, a successful journalist, unmarried and fiercely independent! Harriet caught the flying bug while watching the Statue of Liberty Race in New York. She enrolled in a flying school owned by her friend's brother. To avoid public scrutiny, she disguised herself as a man and took her lessons at dawn. In 1911 she became the first American woman to earn a pilot's license, and was quoted as saying "Flying seems easier than voting". At a time when women were making little progress in the struggle for equal rights, her achievement was remarkable. She continued to defy convention when she rejected cumbersome petticoats for a purple satin jumpsuit of her own design. On April 16, 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel, unfortunately, coinciding with the sinking of the Titanic. She received almost no recognition from the press for her feat. Harriet shared her flying adventures with her readers in her own column.



History's most creative genius reminds us that once we've begun to think"out of the box", we won't ever be squeezed back into it! The joy of flight, either in an airplane or in life, is a memory we will always carry with us.

Text reads: "Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return."

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Aviator, politician, educator and activist, Willa Brown gleaned strength and inspiration from the life work of Bessie Coleman. She was instrumental in establishing the Coffey School of Aeronautics and in doing so, fulfilled Bessie's long standing dream of an all black flying school. With a master's degree from Northwestern University and a Master Mechanic's Certificate, Willa became the first African American woman to earn a commercial pilot's license. She was also the first African American to achieve an officer's rank in the Civil Air Patrol and lead the fight to integrate African Americans into the U.S. Army Corp.

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In 1929, as a 20-year-old student pilot, Fay Gillis Wells became one of the first women to parachute out of a plane when the biplane she was flying broke apart. That courage to take the big leap would characterize both of Wells' careers as a pioneering aviatrix and a foreign correspondent. The legendary Glenn Curtiss hired her to ferry and demonstrate his early planes, becoming the first woman to be employed in such a job. During that time Fay met other women aviators, including Amelia Earhart, with whom she co-founded the women's flying group, the 99's. Wells covered the Italian invasion of Ethiopia together with her journalist husband, their bylines sometimes appearing together on the same front page. She traveled with the White House press corps to Vietnam and was one of three women journalists covering President Richard Nixon's historic China trip in 1972. In 2002, when she died at the age of 94, Wells was still serving her two great loves, sitting on a NASA advisory board helping to select the first journalist who would fly in space. She deeply regretted never having the chance to become an astronaut herself.

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In 1912, Katherine Stinson earned her pilot's license as a way to capitalize on the nations latest craze in exhibition flying. Her plan was to raise enough money to go to Europe to study music, however she discovered that she loved flying more, and sold her piano to fund her new passion. Her sister Marjorie, encouraged by her sister's success, also earned a pilot's license and together with their mother and brother, started a flight school in San Antonio, Texas. Both later had careers in drafting and architecture.

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It was 1926 and Louise accepted a position with Beech aircraft and began taking flying lessons as a part of her salary. By the end of 1927, she had earned her private pilots license. With the backing of Travel Air, Louise broke the women's altitude record and the women's solo endurance record. The president of Travel Air recognized the benefits associated with their celebrity pilot and encouraged Louise to pursue the women's speed record. She met the challenge on April 13, 1929, becoming the first woman to hold all three records simultaneously and the fourth woman to earn a transport license in the United States. In 1936, Louise entered the Bendix Trophy Race which offered a purse of $7,000 to the male winner, and a purse of $2,500 to the female winner - a kind of consolation prize. Louise and her co-pilot struggled with weather and radio problems, and landed thinking that surely they had placed last. But instead they shocked the nation by becoming the first women to win the Bendix Trophy, finishing ahead of all the men, and winning both purses. Sweet victory!

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