March is Women’s History Month
Under Joe DelBalzo’s leadership, his Journal has highlighted Women in this business
This Post continues this tradition
Since 2014, under the leadership of Joe Del Balzo, the Journal has been identifying women who have made their marks in aviation.
Here are a few of those posts:
- National Aviation Hall Of Fame Recognizes Women In Aviation 2013
- Interesting Efforts To Draw Women To Becoming Pilots 2014
- Professional Aviation Engineer Sets An Example For Other Women To Follow Her Trail
- Women Are Slipping The Surly Bonds Of Aviation, Too 2016
- BOEING Says Women Could Fill Critical Positions In Aviation
- News About Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week 2017
- Early Women Pioneers Of Aviation @ Boeing Plus United’s Support Today
- Great Aviation Leader Dies With Long List Of Achievements- A WASP And So Much More–Women In Aviation Scholarship ?
- Inspiration For Women To Become Aviators As Professionals 2018
- Women As Aviation Role Models
- AOPA, Signature Flight And Women In Aviation Moving In The Same Mission-STEM
- The Unrecognized Contributions Of Women In The Federal Aviation Administration 2019
- Amazing Global Impact Of WIA’s Girls In Aviation Day Plus Secretary Chao’s Women In Aviation Advisory Board
- Emily Howell Warner, Truly The Pioneer Of Women Entering Commercial Airlines’ Cockpits 2020
- 7 Women On The Cutting Edge Of Aviation
- Military Service Women Receive Appropriate Honors
- Two Women In Aviation Who Are Role Models
- FAA’s Longest Serving, 1st Career Employee And 1st Woman Chief Operating Officer RETIRES 2022
In that tradition, in honor of Women’s History Month, here are some more recognition of women who have contributed to aviation:
Pioneering aviator Lilian Bland had built and flown her own plane before Amelia Earhart had even become a teenager. So why don’t more people know her name?
Harriet Quimby, First U.S. Woman With a Pilot’s ‘License’
Neta Snook Southern, Flight Instructor for Amelia Earhart
Jacqueline Cochran, First Woman To Break the ‘Sound Barrier’
Ann Carl, First American Woman To Fly a Jet
Geraldine Mock, First Woman To Fly Solo Around the World
Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, First Woman Pilot Hired by a Major U.S. Airline
National Air and Space Museum visitors frequently ask, “Where are the women pilots?” The answer is that they are in nearly every gallery of the Museum. This guide will lead you to all the women (who are or have been included by name, artifact, or photograph) in the Museum’s exhibits. Women’s participation and contributions are noted from our Early Flight gallery (107) to Space Race (114), from the earliest female pioneers to racing pilots to the first female commercial pilots to women in space.
Although women have flown since 1908, nearly all of them were restricted to general aviation, i.e. private planes, or support jobs, (prior to the 1970s) and our exhibits reflect those historical roles. However, women have now gained full access to military and commercial cockpits, as well as the Space Shuttle and aerospace technology, and as we update old and create new exhibits, we will review and include the growing contributions of women throughout the Museum. Enjoy the tour.
The Journal will continue to identify these women in aviation, the numbers of who are expanding thanks to the efforts of Women in Aviation.
[ picture does not mean to signify an individual’s membership in WIA.]
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