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  • Collection: IWASM Archived Photographs

Contestants stopped in the middle of the first Women's Air Derby, what was once called the Powder Puff Derby, in Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana. Nineteen women participated in the race which began in Santa Monica, California and ended in…

The 1966 Powder Puff Derby began in Seattle, Washington and ended in Clearwater, Florida, a total of 2875 miles. The contestants flew a Piper Cherokee airplane and the winners were Bernice Steadman and Mary E Clark.

Second Officer Abigail Davis was a pilot for the Boeing 727. She was the first woman to be hired as a pilot by Northwest Orient Airlines.

Photo of three planes that flew in the 1929 Women's Air Derby at the Paul Cox Air Field in Terre Haute, Indiana. The race began in Santa Monica, California on August 18 and ended in Cleveland, Ohio nine days later. There were eighteen women pilots in…

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Alys McKey Bryant was the first woman to fly in Washington,m Idaho, Oregon, and Canada. She set a new altitude record in Seattle of 884 meters. Her husband passed away in August 1913 and she stopped flying.

Alys McKey Bryant, a United States citizen, was the first woman to fly in Canada on July 31, 1913. Here she is pictured on a postcard leaning against an early plane the day of her pioneering flight in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Women's Air Derby contestant's planes sit at the Paul Cox Airport in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25, 1929. A year before entering the contest, famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart was credited as the first women to fly across the Atlantic. Earhart worked…

Aviatrix Ann Kenyon is shown in uniform.

WASP pilot Ann Kenyon in uniform gives a big smile for the camera.

Ann Kenyon with her military wings visible on her collar wears a leather flight jacket, staring off on a sunny day. The WASP aviatrix was a courier pilot for the Army.
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