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Led in conjunction with National Air Races, the first Women's Air Derby took place from August 18 to the 26, 1929. The nineteen women who participated flew from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland. Louise Thaden won with a flight time of 21…

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Aviatrix Louise Thaden poses and smiles on the wings of an airplane. She was the winner of the first Powder Puff Derby (then called the Women's Air Derby) in 1929, and the first winner of the Bendix Trophy in 1936. Here she stands holding her…

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Aviatrix Louise Thaden was the winner of the first Powder Puff Derby (then called the Women's Air Derby) in 1929, and the first winner of the Bendix Trophy in 1936. Here she stands holding her victory wreath earned after arriving first to Cleveland,…
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