16/04/1912 Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel
Harriet Quimby | Women Who Dare | Exhibit at OHTM
HARRIET QUIMBY: AN AMERICAN HERO
Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. She was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States. She also became the first woman to fly across the English Channel and had a major influence on the role of women in aviation.