Women Who Conquered the Skies

By Sara Fathima

July 19 , 2022

Geraldine Mock

Also known as Jerrie Mock, was the first woman to fly solo around the world in  1964 in a 29-day-trip with 21 stopovers.

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Harriet Quimby

Journalist, the first woman to fly alone across the English Channel in 1912 after convincing her employers to pay for her lessons.

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Bessie Coleman

First African-American pilot who earned her licence in 1921, in France. She was known for performing stunts on airshows. 

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Amelia Earhart

First woman to fly solo, and non-stop across the Atlantic in 1932. In an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937, she disappeared.

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Sabiha Gökçen

Named the world’s first female combat pilot in the 1930s by the Guinness Book of World Records. She flew bomber planes and participated in 32 military operations. 

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Ruth Nichols

The first woman to obtain a hydroplane license and hold simultaneous world records for altitude, speed, and distance.

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Jacqueline Cochran

The first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953 and one of the wartime heads of Women Airforce Service Pilots — which employed civilian women in non-combat roles. 

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Raymonde de Laroche

Became the first licenced pilot in the world in 1910 and served as a military driver chauffeuring officers to the front under fire. 

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