America’s First Lady of the Air

I was annoyed from the start by the attitude of doubt by the spectators that I would never really make the flight. This attitude made me more determined than ever to succeed.

— Harriet Quimby, just prior to her flight across the English Channel, 1912.

[Harriet Quimby, full-length portrait, standing, in aviation costume]

Photo Courtesy: Library of Congress


Harriet Quimby

3 thoughts on “America’s First Lady of the Air

  1. John M March 23, 2015 / 5:20 am

    Quite the fashionable outfit!


    • Flynthings March 23, 2015 / 10:54 am

      Those days all the women pilots dressed fashionably, considering all the media attention as they broke new records 🙂


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