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Famous aviatrix Harriet Quimby sits in the seat of an early plane. She was the first female pilot in the United States and the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

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Harriet Quimby’s flying costume on display at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM), circa 1991.

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Aviatrix pioneer Harriet Quimby sitting in her Bleriot plane about to take off.

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Famous aviatrix Harriet Quimby sits in the seat of a Bleriot plane. She was the first female pilot in the United States and the first woman to fly across the English Channel. This picture was taken during her flight across the English Channel on…

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Harriet Quimby wearing her purple satin flying suit. On August 1, 1911, Quimby was the first woman to receive a pilot's license in the United States. The next year, on April 16, 1912, she was the first woman to fly the English Channel solo.

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