Returning from an official visit to Turkey in 1939, Reza Shah ordered the founding of the Iranian Aero Club. Effat Tejaratchi (1917 – 1999), who at the age of 22 […]
Sarla Thakral (1916 – 2008) was only 21 year old when she became the first Indian woman to earn a pilot licence in 1936. Her husband P. D. Sharma was […]
In 1933, at the age of 26, Lotfia El Nadi (1907 – 2002) became the first Egyptian female to earn a pilot licence in Egypt. In order to achieve her […]
Bedriye Tahir Gökmen (a.k.a Gökmen Baci) was the first Turkish woman to earn a pilot licence in 1933 after training at the Vecihi Flight School.
Ruthy Tu became the first Chinese woman to earn a pilot licence (second woman to hold a Chinese pilot licence) in 1932. She trained in the Chinese Army.
María Bernaldo de Quirós ( 1913 – 2015 ) learned to fly at the Academy of the Royal Aero Club of Spain in Getafe. On November 24 1928, Bernaldo became […]
Eileen Vollick (1908-1968) became the first Canadian woman to obtain a pilot licence in March 1928. Born in Wiarton, Ontario, she became a textile analyst at the Hamilton Cotton Company […]
Millicent Bryant (1878-1927) became the first Australian woman to be earn a pilot license on March 28, 1927. Unfortunately, just seven months later, she drowned in a ferry accident in […]
Gladys Sandford (1891-1971) was the first woman in New Zealand to earn a pilot licence (No. 18). Forced to support herself, Mrs Sandford worked as a motorcar saleswoman and taught […]
Born in Pyongyang’s Sangsugu Village, Korea, Kwon Ki-ok (1910 – 1988) she was inspired to learn to fly after seeing a 1917 aerobatics demonstration by American stunt pilot Art Smith. […]