Heroes in Flight: Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran Few people live a life quite as Jacqueline Cochran did. With a host of records under her belt, a key figure in encouraging female aviators during WWII, and the first woman to break the sound barrier, she certainly is a Hero in Flight to be celebrated! Early life Jacqueline Cochran’s story is one…

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Women in aviation: Where are we today?

A snapshot of women in aviation International Women’s Day presents the perfect time to think about women in aviation today. Looking at the figures as they currently stand, female pilots are considerably outnumbered compared with their male counterparts; in fact, only 3% of pilots worldwide are women. But is the outlook bleak? How could these…

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Heroes in Flight: Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson We’ve all heard of Amelia Earhart, but how much do you know about Amy Johnson? Amy Johnson has been named one of the most inspirational and influential women of the twentieth century, and her story is one of those that blends grit, determination, achievement, and tragedy. Early life Amy Johnson was born in…

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Heroes in flight: Jerrie Mock

Jerrie Mock

Jerrie Mock This week marked the anniversary of a key date in aviation history: 53 years since aviator Jerrie Mock became the first female to fly solo around the world. Here’s her story. Early life Geraldine “Jerrie” Fredritz Mock was born in Newark, Ohio, on November 22, 1925. She became interested in aviation aged just…

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