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Inspiring women to reach for the skies as we learn from the stories of the women who have touched the heavens. From the earliest aeronauts to the women training for a Mission to Mars, their stories are our inspiration. Noteworthy, Exceptional, and Successful Women Aviators teach us life lessons to be our best and bravest.

“Being alone in an aeroplane for even so short a time as a night and a day, irrevocably alone, with nothing to observe but your instruments and your own hands in semi-darkness, nothing to contemplate but the size of your small courage, nothing to wonder about but the beliefs, the faces, and the hopes rooted in your mind – such an experience can be as startling as the first awareness of a stranger walking by your side at night. You are the stranger.”
― Beryl Markham, West with the Night

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Blanche Stuart Scott – Barnstormer & 1st US Female Solo Pilot – Women Take Flight
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Aida de Acosta’s 30 Year Secret – Women Take Flight

Blanche Stuart Scott – Barnstormer & 1st US Female Solo Pilot – Women Take Flight

While putting in the research time to get a better feel for what made Blanche (Betty) Stuart Scott love to fly, I learned the meaning behind several important terms. Barnstormer. A barnstormer pilot is one who travels through small towns or rural areas performing daring feats in the air. The […]

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Aida de Acosta’s 30 Year Secret – Women Take Flight

Researching Aida de Acosta was such a treat! What an amazing human being. Not only was she the first woman to pilot ANY type of motorized aircraft (a scandalous dirigible flight in 1903!), which she did a full 6 months BEFORE the Wright Brothers took their famous flight –  she […]

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