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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…

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 on August 26.

The contestants of the 1966 Powder Puff Derby posing together on stage at a Jack Tar Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. The derby began in Seattle, Washington and ended in Clearwater, Florida, a total of 2875 miles. The contestants flew a Piper Cherokee…

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.

Airmail being loaded into a biplane at a Wichita Hangar in Kansas.


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Alys McKey Bryant, the first woman to fly in Canada, posing for a photo in her flight gear.

Alys McKey Bryant standing in front of a Curtiss biplane on July 31, 1913 around 3 P.M. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This photo was presumably taken shortly after she became the first woman to fly in Canada.

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 woman to fly across the Atlantic. Earhart worked…

Shown here is Anesia Machado's first pilot license that she acquired in Brazil in 1922. She later also obtained a United States pilot license in 1943. Caption on the back of this photograph:

My first license
#77 FAI
April 9, 1922

Ann Kenyon is shown in her Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) uniform.
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