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Aviation History

Sabrina Patricia Jackintell (FAI) sitting her Grob G102 Astir CS glider

Sabrina Patricia Jackintell, World Record Holding Aviatrix

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways…Chardonnay in one hand…chocolate in the oth...

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A photograph of Jackie Cochran in 1932 at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY from a glass negative

Jacqueline Cochran, Aviatrix Extraordinaire!

Bessie Mae Pittman a/k/a Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran, hairdresser extraordinaire in Saks Fifth Avenue Stores. Meet one of the most interesting female pilots with a career lasting over four decades ...

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A painting of Ruth Nichols, the Flying Debutante, at the Brazilian National Archives

The Flying Debutante

A privileged young girl learns to fly while attending college, without her parent's knowledge, and becomes famous for setting several world records for women in the 1930s. Discover the famous Flyin...

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How To Tame A Hellcat

How To Tame A Hellcat

The Hellcat was an important Navy fighter aircraft designed to outfight the Japanese Zero, but all the male pilots were already overseas flying. Grumman needed test pilots to test fly these new air...

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