Thursday, September 18, 2014

Women in #Aviation: Notable Women and the area of aviation they influenced

Some Notable Women In Aviation History

1906 E. Lillian Todd (USA)

First Woman to Design and Build an Aircraft
1908 Therese Peltier (France) 

First Woman to Pilot an Aircraft
1910 Blanche Stuart Scott (USA)

First Woman to Solo an Airplane
1910 Raymonde de Laroche (France)

First Woman in the World to Receive Pilot License
1911 Melli Beese (Germany)

First Woman in Germany to Receive a Pilot License
1911 Harriet Quimby (USA)

First U.S. Woman to Earn a Pilot Certificate and to Cross the English Channel
1915 Katherine Stinson (USA)

First Female Aerobatic Pilot
1918 Marjorie Stinson (USA)

First Woman Airmail Pilot
1921 Bessie Coleman (USA)

First African-American (male or female) to Receive a Pilot License
1922 Tadashi Hyodo (Japan)

First Woman in Japan to Receive a Pilot License
1927 Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (USA)

First Woman to Obtain an Aircraft Mechanics License
1929 Louise Thaden (USA)

First Winner of All Women's Air Race
1929 Florence "Pancho" Barnes (USA)

First Woman Stunt Pilot in Motion Pictures
1929 Bobbi Trout (USA)

First Woman to Perform In-flight Aerial Refueling
1930 Amy Johnson (UK)

First Woman to Fly from England to Australia
1931 Anne Morrow Lindbergh (USA)

First U.S. Woman Glider Pilot
1932 Ruthy Tu (China)

First Woman Pilot in the Chinese Army
1932 Amelia Earhart (USA)

First Woman to Cross the Atlantic Solo
1934 Helen Richey (USA)

First Woman to be Hired as a Pilot for a U.S. Commercial Airline (Central Airlines)
1942 Mary Van Scyoc (USA)

First Woman Air Traffic Controller
1942 Nancy Harkness Love (USA)

Commanded the Women Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS)
1942 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP, USA)

First U.S. Women Pilots to Fly Military Aircraft
1943 Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES, USA) 

First U.S. Women Navigators for the Military
1943 Janet Waterford Bragg (USA)

First African American woman to earn a commercial pilot's license
1947 Ellen Shaw Carter (USA)

First Woman to Receive a Helicopter Rating
1953 Jacqueline Cochran (USA)

First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier (in a F-86 Sabre)
1963 Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) 

First Woman in Space
1964 Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock (USA)

First Woman to Successfully Fly around the World
1968 Elinor Williams (USA)

First African-American Air Traffic Controller
1973 Emily Howell Warner (USA)

First Woman to be Hired as an Air Transport Pilot for a Modern, Jet-Equipped Scheduled Airline (Frontier Airlines)

1974 Barbara Allen Rainey (USA)
First Woman Pilot in U.S. Military

1980, 1982 Betty Stewart (USA)
First and Only U.S. Woman to Win the World Aerobatic Championships (WAC) and First Person to Win the WAC Two Consecutive Times

1983 Sally Ride, Ph.D. (USA)
First U.S. Woman in Space

1984 Svetlana Savitskaya (U.S.S.R.)
First Woman to Walk in Space

1984 Kathryn Sullivan (USA)
First U.S. Woman to Walk in Space

1986 Jeana Yeager (USA)
Copilot of First Around-the-world, Non-stop, Non-refueled Flight (Voyager)

1991, 1992, 1993 Patty Wagstaff (USA)
First Woman to Win the Title of U.S. National Aerobatic Champion

1992 Mae Jemison, Ph.D. (USA)
First African-American Woman in Space

1992 Kathy Thornton, Ph.D. (USA)
Longest Walk in Space Conducted by a Woman

1995-1997 Sheila Widnall, Ph.D. (USA)
First Woman Secretary of the United States Air Force

1996 Shannon Lucid
American in Space for the Longest Period of Time & American Woman with Most Missions in Space

1999 Lt. Col. Eileen Collins (USAF)
First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

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