Women In Aviation firsts – We have biographies for women who have excelled and reached the first goals throughout Aviations History.
Pioneers in Aviation – The people who have pushed the envelop to develop Aviation into what it is today.
Additional places to find information on Pioneers and Women in Aviation –
THE NINETY-NINES, INC., is an international organization of licensed women pilots from 35 countries – we currently have thousands of members throughout the world. The organization came into being November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. –Visit Organization
In 1977, the 50th Anniversary year of Charles Lindbergh’s epic New York-to-Paris flight, friends of the Lindberghs at The Explorers Club in New York City conceived the idea and General James H. Doolittle and Astronaut Neil Armstrong led a national campaign that resulted in the establishment of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. –Visit Organization
Women in Aviation, International
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. –Visit Organization
Firsts for American Women
All types of firsts for American Women from 1901 – Present. This information includes such notable figures as the first published author in 1650 (Anne Bradstreet), to Elizabeth Blackwell receiving her medical degree in 1849, to astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson, who became the commander of the International Space Station in 2007. –Visit Organization
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 7:39 a.m. EST Friday. –Visit Organization
History of First Flights
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright capped four years of research and design efforts with a 120-foot, 12-second flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina – the first powered flight in a heavier-than-air machine. Prior to that, people had flown only in balloons and gliders. –Visit Organization