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Harriet Quimby

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Meredith Haines

on 25 July 2013

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Harriet Quimby
America's First Female Pilot
- Born May 11th 1875
- 1903 Moved to CA; worked for Leslie's Magazine
- Made a name for herself/editor
- Invited to International Aviation Tournament
- Sept Night Flight
- Famous purple suit/flying in style
- April 1912/ Titanic Distraction
- 4/16/12: Flies Channel Through Fog
- Postmaster General: Fly with mail
- July 1912: Publicity Stunt in MA Bay
- Placed on the 50 cent stamp in honor

- 1910: Mousiant Family
- "I want to be a pilot"
- Rustic Pilot Training
- August 11th 1911 1st female pilot in America
(2nd in the world)
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