Women Aviators

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Amelia Earhart
(The First Female Aviator to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean)
Amelia Earhart
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Birthdate: July 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: January 5, 1939

Amelia Earhart became the first female pilot to complete a solo trans-Atlantic flight, in 1932. A champion for equal rights, Amelia later wrote best-selling memoirs and contributed to the women pilot’s group The Ninety-Nines. In 1937, Amelia disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean and was later declared dead.

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Bessie Coleman
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Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
Died: April 30, 1926
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Susan Oliver
(Actress)
Susan Oliver
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Birthdate: February 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 10, 1990
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Renowned Author & Aviator)
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Died: February 7, 2001
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Amy Johnson
(Aviator)
Amy Johnson
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Birthdate: July 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: January 5, 1941
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Betty Ong
(Former Flight attendant known for alerting American Airlines staff of Flight 11's hijacking)
Betty Ong
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Birthdate: February 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 11, 2001
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MJ Hegar
(Politician)
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Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
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Hanna Reitsch
(Aviator, Test Pilot, and the First German Woman to Win a Captain’s Licence)
Hanna Reitsch
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Birthdate: March 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jelenia Góra, Poland
Died: August 24, 1979
It is believed Hanna Reitsch, eager to fly, had almost jumped off her balcony at 4. She was named Stratosphere by her flying-school classmates. A Nazi aviator and test pilot, she was given poisonous capsules by Hitler when the Red Army was taking over Berlin, but didn’t commit suicide.
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Night Witches
(Harassment and tactical bombing)
Night Witches
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Birthplace: Russia
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Beryl Markham
(Renowned aviator and author who was the first woman to fly an east-to-west solo route across the Atlantic Ocean)
Beryl Markham
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Birthdate: October 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rutland, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 3, 1986
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Jean Batten
(Aviator Who Made Record Breaking Trans-world Flights)
Jean Batten
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Birthdate: September 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand
Died: November 22, 1982

Born to a dentist father in New Zealand, Jean Batten was initially sent to England to study music. However, she earned a pilot’s license instead and made many aviation records, which included completing the first solo flight from England to New Zealand. In her final years, she became a recluse.

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Sara Netanyahu
(Psychologist)
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Birthdate: November 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kiryat Tiv'on

Sara Netanyahu is an Israeli educational and career psychologist. She is married to former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She is the daughter of a Polish-born Israeli Jewish educator. She has worked as a psychotechnical evaluator and an educational psychologist. She has received much negative media attention for the mistreatment of her staff. 

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Geraldyn M Cobb
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Birthdate: March 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norman, USA
Died: March 18, 2019
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Jacqueline Cochran
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Birthdate: May 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muscogee, Cantonment, Florida, United States
Died: August 9, 1980
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Sabiha Gökçen
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Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: March 22, 2001
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Samantha Cristoforetti
(Astronaut, Aviator, Engineer)
Samantha Cristoforetti
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Birthdate: April 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan
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Lydia Litvyak
(Fighter pilot)
Lydia Litvyak
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Birthdate: August 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 1, 1943
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Pancho Barnes
(Aviator)
Pancho Barnes
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Birthdate: July 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: March 30, 1975
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Harriet Quimby
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Birthdate: May 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcadia, Michigan, U.S.
Died: July 1, 1912
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Svetlana Savitskaya
(Russian Retired Cosmonaut, First Woman to Fly to Space Twice and First Woman to Perform Spacewalk)
Svetlana Savitskaya
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Birthdate: August 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Sussan Ley
(Politician, Aviator)
Sussan Ley
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Birthdate: December 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kano
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Marina Raskova
(Navigator)
Marina Raskova
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Birthdate: March 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: January 4, 1943
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Aloha Wanderwell
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Birthdate: October 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: June 4, 1996

Aloha Wanderwell was a Canadian-American explorer, aviator, author, and filmmaker. In 1927, she became the first woman to travel around the world in a Ford 1918 Model T, at the age of 21. When she was 16, she undertook a journey, in which she traveled across 80 countries. Wanderwell is also remembered for making films like My Hawaii. 

Beate Uhse-Rotermund
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Birthdate: October 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wargenau, East Prussia
Died: July 16, 2001
Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
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Birthdate: January 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krotoszyn, Poland
Died: April 8, 1945
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Jerrie Mock
(Aviator)
Jerrie Mock
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Birthdate: November 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: September 30, 2014
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Elinor Smith
(Aviator)
Elinor Smith
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Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 2010
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Yevdokiya Bershanskaya
(Military personnel)
Yevdokiya Bershanskaya
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Birthdate: February 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dobrovol'noye, Russia
Died: September 16, 1982
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Niloofar Rahmani
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Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Logar Province Logar, Afghanistan
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Yekaterina Budanova
(Fighter pilot)
Yekaterina Budanova
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Birthdate: December 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Smolensk Oblast, Russia
Died: July 19, 1943
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Marie Marvingt
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Birthdate: February 20, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aurillac, in Cantal, France
Died: December 14, 1963
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Natalya Meklin
(Aircraft pilot)
Natalya Meklin
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Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubny, Ukraine
Died: June 5, 2005
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Irina Sebrova
(Flight Commander)
Irina Sebrova
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Birthdate: December 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tetyakovka, Russia
Died: April 5, 2000
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Ellen Church
(Flight attendant, Nurse)
Ellen Church
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Birthdate: September 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: August 22, 1965
Diana Barnato Walker
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Birthdate: January 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 28, 2008
Louise McPhetridge Thaden
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Birthdate: November 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Died: November 9, 1979
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Yevgeniya Rudneva
(Head navigator)
Yevgeniya Rudneva
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Birthdate: May 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berdyans'k, Ukraine
Died: April 9, 1944
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Mary, Lady Heath
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Birthdate: November 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Knockaderry, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: May 9, 1939
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Katherine Rawls
(Swimmer, Diver)
Katherine Rawls
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Birthdate: June 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: April 8, 1982

Katherine Rawls was an American competitive diver and swimmer. Rawls achieved recognition during the 1930s when she was a national champion in several events. As a diver, she competed in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1932 Olympics and a silver and bronze medal in 1936 Olympics 

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Sheila Scott
(Aviator)
Sheila Scott
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Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: October 20, 1988
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Betty Skelton
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Birthdate: June 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: August 31, 2011
Frances Wilson Grayson
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Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Cherokee Village, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 23, 1927
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Evelyn Trout
(Aviator)
Evelyn Trout
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Birthdate: January 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenup, Illinois, United States
Died: January 24, 2003
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Touria Chaoui
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Birthdate: December 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fez, Morocco
Died: March 1, 1956
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Hilder Florentina Smith
(Aviator, Skydiver)
Hilder Florentina Smith
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Birthdate: August 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: January 11, 1977
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Kathleen Fox
(Aviator, Skydiver)
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Birthdate: December 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Lois Butler
(Alpine Skier)
Lois Butler
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Birthdate: November 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 17, 1970
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Edith Clark
(Skydiver, Aviator)
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Birthdate: June 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: France
Died: March 16, 1937
Throughout history, there have been many women aviators who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female aviators such as Amelia Earhart, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jean Batten, Bessie Coleman, Betty Ong.The women aviators featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.