Ruth Nichols in Triple Record Breaking Plane

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Title

Ruth Nichols in Triple Record Breaking Plane

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

This photograph shows Helen Hayes (ground) greeting famous aviatrix Ruth Nichols. Nichols is sitting on the wing of her Lockhead Vega, the plane in which she went on to break three records: speed, distance and altitude. The latter record was just broken before this photograph was taken on 6 March 1931. Nichols was the first woman pilot to reach a height of 28,743 feet.

Creator

IWASM

Source

Ruth Nichols Photograph Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Date

6 March 1931

Contributor

Heidi Fearing

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at info@iwasm.org

Identifier

Photo No. RN35

Citation

IWASM, “Ruth Nichols in Triple Record Breaking Plane,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed May 23, 2022, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1576.

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