Today in Women’s Transportation History – 1931: An Aviation Legend is Born — Transportation History


Geraldyn “Jerrie” M. Cobb, a well-established female trailblazer of the skies, was born in Norman, Oklahoma. Her father was a pilot and, with his encouragement, she developed a strong interest in aviation at an early age. By the time she was 12, Cobb was learning how to fly in her father’s 1936 Waco Aircraft Company […]

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3 thoughts on “Today in Women’s Transportation History – 1931: An Aviation Legend is Born — Transportation History

  1. GP Cox March 6, 2018 / 11:34 am

    It still amazes me that Amelia Earhart is the only female pilot people know of!

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    • flynthings March 6, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      I know. I think because she disappeared under unual circumstances and we still don’t know what actually happened to her, she remains fresh in everyone’s mind. There were 117 women pilots in 1929 when the 99s organization was created with Amelia as the first President. It ended being called 99s because there were 99 charter women.

      https://www.ninety-nines.org/our-history.htm

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      • GP Cox March 7, 2018 / 11:48 am

        I grew up not far from Valley Stream.

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