The daughter of a Parisian architect, Hélène Boucher (1908 – 1934) received the nickname “Léno” which she kept throughout her life. She went on an introductory flight in July of […]
Born in 1903, Maryse “Marie-Louise” Hilsz (1903 – 1946) became interested in flying. She made parachute jumps and performed stunts by standing on the wings of airplanes to raise money […]
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.