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Friday, June 21, 2013

Aviation History: Friday's Fabulous Flyer

The year... 1912. 
The city... Palms California. 
The company... Bennett Aero


The Ad...

"Young lady to learn to fly 
for exhibition purposes"

There were 50 applicants and the woman selected became the first aviatrix on the West Coast. In addition to the her being the first woman to fly in California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Canada, she also set the woman's altitude record in 1913.

Who is she, and how high did she fly? 

I'm headed to Truckee California today to babysit Miles and Ellis for a couple days. The road trip continues... 

Enjoy the journey
XO Karlene  

6 comments:

  1. It's Alys Bryant. I know that she was the first woman to fly in Washington and performed in front of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York in Seattle. I just don't know how high, but I guess being the first woman to fly in Washington (and many other states) is something pretty above from the ground.

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    1. Close! Alys McKey... and she flew a whopping 2900 feet AGL. Amazing but true. How cool she performed in front of the Prince of Wales.

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    2. Oh... just like a woman to get married!

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  2. Karlene I have no idea who she is but I do know this.. She is definitely a pioneer!

    Great photo as well!

    Have a safe drive!

    J

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    1. She is a Pioneer! Alys McKey... and she flew a whopping 2900 feet AGL. Home safe. Thank you!

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