The history of aviation is filled with many examples of groundbreaking men, but there are also many women who were pioneers of flight. Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, this year March 7 to 13, seeks to honor female aviators and increase awareness about the opportunities available for both women and men in aviation. Raymonde de la Roche, the first woman to receive a pilot’s license, and Harriet Quimby, the first woman to fly across the English Channel in 1912, are two of this year’s honorees.
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Who are your aviation heroes?