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True stories of women in flight.

AMELIA EARHART

If behind every great man there’s always a great woman, then behind a great woman there’s often another great woman. Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and then later the Pacific, bought her first biplane thanks to her...

BESSIE COLEMAN

If during the 1920s becoming a pilot was quite an undertaking for any woman, imagine what would have been like for an African-American woman. Bessie Coleman was born in 1892 in one of the worst places for a woman like her to pursue her ambitions:...

MARILYN AND THE AEROPLANES

How much do we really know about Marilyn Monroe? Who was Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker? How many of us know that her modelling and acting career related to aeroplanes? Platinum blonde hair. Angelic features. A profile able to turn the heads of sportsmen, intellectuals...

ELLEN CHURCH: THE FIRST FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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On 22 September, 1904, a woman was born in a small town in rural Iowa. She’d later make aviation history and change women’s role in the world of work. Ellen Church was a child with a big personality and a head full of dreams who...