Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Harriet Quimby

Harriet Quimby smiles at us on a 50 cent U.S. Airmail stamp. Harriet Quimby was America's first licensed female pilot, and the first woman to pilot her own plane across the dangerous English Channel.
Apart from that Harriet Quimby was a writer, photographer and a pioneer in aviation.She supported her parents when her home farm failed.

Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly across the English Channel. In 1911 Quimby authored five screenplays that were made into silent film shorts by Biograph Studios.

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