In the early days of aviation, two American women displayed daring, initiative, and skill during an exciting era. Harriet Quimby was the first American woman to get a pilot’s license and the first woman in the world to fly across the English Channel. Bessie Coleman was the first Black woman in the world to get a pilot’s license. Both delighted spectators with their aerobatic flying before their untimely deaths.

Please join Museum of Flight Docent Leslie Czechowski as she discusses the impacts of Harriet and Bessie’s achievements and what that meant for the future of women in aviation. Registration is not required to join this virtual member exclusive event!

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