1911 : Michigan Aviator Becomes First Licensed Female Pilot in U.S.

August 1, 2022 all-day

On August 1, 1911, Harriet Quimby of Kinderhook Township, Michigan, became the first licensed female aviator in the United States.

 the autobiography of pioneer pilot Harriet Quimby

For more information see Henry M. Holden, Her Mentor was an Albatross: the Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby, Mt. Freedom, N.J., Black Hawk, 1993. Available to partcipating libraries from MelCat.

Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

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