Posts Tagged ‘Bessie Coleman’

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: Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman How much do you know about Bessie Coleman? Read on to learn all you need to know about this remarkable woman – the first of African-American and Native American descent to hold a pilot’s license! Growing up Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on 26 January, 1892. One of thirteen children, Coleman’s…

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