Speaking to Shelley Irwin on PBS!
The lovely Shelley Irwin interviewed me today for the morning show WGVU TV Ask the Expert, Community Connection for PBS, for which I am entirely delighted. I”m in the process of creating a site based on the book, which I’ll let you know about once it is live. Today we spoke about
Baroness de Laroche – the first female pilot with a license 1910
Blanche Stuart Scott – the first US woman with a license 1910
Harriet Quimby – the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel 1911
Bessie Coleman – first black pilot with a license – male or female anywhere 1921
Anne Morrow Lindbergh – married to Charles Lindbergh – 1933
Patty Wagstaff – Airshow Ace – still fantastic! – 1991
Vernice Armour –the – first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces.
I’ll post more about them in the coming days, but honourable mentions also go to Hanadi Hindi – first female Saudi pilot, Turi Wideroe – first airline pilot in the West and one to watch for the future Melissa Pemberton – young US aerobatics superstar currently competing in the World Air Games in Dubai
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