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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...

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:...

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...

MARY CHANCE VANSCYOC

When we talk about women who have represented milestones in aviation history, we typically imagine very different contexts to that of today’s society. By that logic, we might think that when in 1938 the very young Mary Chance VanScyoc won the Women's State Rifle Championship...

AMALIA ERCOLI-FINZI, “MOTHER” OF THE ROSETTA SPACE PROBE

Writing about Amalia Ercoli-Finzi on our blog is a huge honour. As an airline company, we look up to her brilliance in the field in which we operate. As human beings, we are grateful for her contribution to progress and innovation. As women, we...