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International Women’s Day – celebrating ‘women with altitude’

Photo: 1920s aviator Bessie Coleman. IMAGE VIA NETFLIGHTS.COM


To mark International Women’s Day – today, Thursday March 8 – check out the following website which includes profiles of some of the most pioneering, adventurous and accomplished female aviators from the history of flight. The image used here shows Bessie Coleman, who in 1921 became the first woman of African American and Native American descent to receive an international pilot licence. Having trained in France, she went on to become an aerobatic pilot, flying at US air shows in the 1920s.

Have a look at this and the many other inspiring profiles:

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