The Early Birds of Aviation

Thanks to these women and many more who sacrificed their lives or gave up everything to highlight a path for women to enter the Aviation world.

Madame Therese Peltier in 1908 as she was the first woman to fly an airplane solo.

Raymonde de la Roche who became the first woman in the world to earn a pilot’s license in 1910, France.

Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous female pilots in aviation history. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Polly VaCher was the first woman to fly around the world

Bessie Coleman studied aviation in France in the ’20s, and in 1921 became the first black woman to receive an aviation license from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

Anne Lindbergh, the wife of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, was the first woman to earn a glider pilot’s license.

Rosella Bjornson was 17 years old when she gained her Private Pilot’s License in just 2 months.  Trans-Air hired her as the first and only female in the field of 2,800 pilots in 1973.

Lillian Todd was the first woman to design and build an aircraft.