Beatrix de Rijk (1883 – 1958) grew up in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. At some point, she came to live in Paris and took flying lessons at Hanriot in Betheny. On October 6 1911, she received pilot No. 652 issued by the Aero Club de France. She was born in a wealthy family and could buy a private plane. She flew them a few airshows.
At the beginning of the First World War she offered her services to the Dutch and French air force, but both refused. She then stopped flying. She got married during the war and left with her husband to live in the Dutch East Indies. During the Second World War, her only son was killed and her husband disappeared without trace in Aceh.