The Women Pilots History Forgot


Group of female aviators in front of the plane that completed the world tour, in 1934. At the time, women worldwide caught the transatlantic fever and wanted to follow Charles Lindbergh's footsteps.

(CNN)More than 100 years after Harriet Quimby broke down barriers as the first woman to earn a pilot certificate, there are still very few women who choose flying as a career.

Worldwide, only 3% of airline pilots are women, the Royal Aeronautical Society said earlier this month.
Now, there’s a move to change that.
And the obvious place to begin is by highlighting the achievements of the long-forgotten queens of the air — the women who ignored the men who scorned them, broke through the restrictions society placed on them, and paved the way for Amelia Earhart.

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