Monday, April 26, 2010

Women Pilot's Milestones for 26 April - 2 May

May 1911
A Belgian female pilot, Helene Dutrieu, wins the Coppa del Re (Kings Cup) after beating 14 male rivals.

30 April - 12 May 1963
American Betty Miller makes the first transpacific solo flight by a woman. The 4-stop flight is from Oakland in California to Brisbane in Australia.

1 May 1963
Jacqueline Cochran, flying a Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter sets a new 100 kilometer closed circuit world speed record for women of 1,937kph (1,203mph).


Found this at: http://www.warbirds-online.org/2010/04/25/this-week-in-militaryaviation-history-26-april-2-may/

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