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During her impressive flying career, Ruth Nichols set a new Transcontinental flying time record. Pictured here is Nichols in her Lockhead Vega in Burbank, California on 1 December 1930 after flying from the East to the West coast in 17 hours. Ten…

Aviatrix Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran standing in the cockpit of a T-38 plane.

Aviatrix Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran and Northrop T-38 Talon supersonic twin-jet trainer she flew 844.2 miles per hour to a new world's 15 kilometer speed record for women August 24, 1961 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

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Scriptwriter and the United States' first aviatrix Blanche Stuart Scott sits talking to actor and former Air Force Major General James Stewart on the set of "Spirit of St. Louis." Stewart played Charles Lindbergh in the film. Blanche was Jimmy's…

Jimmy Stewart, playing Charles Lindberg in the film "Spirit of St. Louis," talks to former female aviator and script writer Blanche Stuart Scott.

Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes,standing behind the bar of her ranch talking to a guest. She was a record breaking aviatrix, stunt pilot, and member of the Ninety-Nines. In 1935 she bought land in southern California's Antelope Valley where she built…

Test pilot Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes stands in front of a piano surrounded by friends at her ranch in Antelope Valley in southern California. The dude ranch, called the Happy Bottom Riding Club, hosted many of her fellow Hollywood test pilots,…

Earhart relaxes at home during the Christmas holidays in 1935.

The Rocketdyne Mountaineering Club of Pasadena dedicated the bronze plaque atop Mount Amelia Earhart on 3 July 1966. The plaque is inscribed with the first two versus of a poem written by Earhart called "Courage is the Price."

Mount Amelia Earhart was dedicated to the record-breaking pilot on 3 July 1966. The mountain is in Yosemite National Park and reaches a height of 12,000 feet.
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