Women Aviators

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart.
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Famous As: Aviator, Pilot
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.

 2 Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman.
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas
Died: April 30, 1926

 3 Susan Oliver

Susan Oliver.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 10, 1990

 4 MJ Hegar

MJ Hegar.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.

 5 Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
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Famous As: Renowned Author & Aviator
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Died: February 7, 2001

 6 Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson.
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: July 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: January 5, 1941

 7 Betty Ong

Betty Ong
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Famous As: Flight attendant
Birthdate: February 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: September 11, 2001
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 8 Hanna Reitsch

Hanna Reitsch.
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Famous As: Aviator
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.

 9 Jean Batten

Jean Batten.
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Famous As: Aviator Who Made Record Breaking Trans-world Flights
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.

 10 Sara Netanyahu

Sara Netanyahu
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Famous As: Psychologist
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. 

 11 Geraldyn M Cobb

Geraldyn M Cobb
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: March 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norman, USA
Died: March 18, 2019

 12 Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: May 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muscogee, Cantonment, Florida, United States
Died: August 9, 1980

 13 Sabiha Gökçen

Sabiha Gökçen
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Famous As: aviator
Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bursa
Died: March 22, 2001

 14 Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti
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Famous As: Astronaut, Aviator, Engineer
Birthdate: April 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan

 15 Pancho Barnes

Pancho Barnes
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: July 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: March 30, 1975

 16 Lydia Litvyak

Lydia Litvyak
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Famous As: Fighter pilot
Birthdate: August 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 1, 1943

 17 Harriet Quimby

Harriet Quimby
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: May 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcadia, Michigan, U.S.
Died: July 1, 1912

 18 Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: August 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 19 Sussan Ley

Sussan Ley
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Famous As: Politician, Aviator
Birthdate: December 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kano

 20 Aloha Wanderwell

Aloha Wanderwell
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: October 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: June 4, 1996

 21 Marina Raskova

Marina Raskova
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Famous As: Navigator
Birthdate: March 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: January 4, 1943

 22 Beate Uhse-Rotermund

Beate Uhse-Rotermund
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: October 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East Prussia, Germany
Died: July 16, 2001

 23 Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg

Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krotoszyn, Poland
Died: April 8, 1945

 24 Yevdokiya Bershanskaya

Yevdokiya Bershanskaya
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: February 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dobrovol'noye, Russia
Died: September 16, 1982

 25 Jerrie Mock

Jerrie Mock
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: November 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: September 30, 2014

 26 Elinor Smith

Elinor Smith
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 2010

 27 Yekaterina Budanova

Yekaterina Budanova
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Famous As: Fighter pilot
Birthdate: December 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Smolensk Oblast, Russia
Died: July 19, 1943

 28 Niloofar Rahmani

Niloofar Rahmani
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Logar Province Logar, Afghanistan

 29 Natalya Meklin

Natalya Meklin
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Famous As: Aircraft pilot
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubny, Ukraine
Died: June 5, 2005

 30 Marie Marvingt

Marie Marvingt
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 20, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aurillac, in Cantal, France
Died: December 14, 1963

 31 Diana Barnato Walker

Diana Barnato Walker
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: January 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 28, 2008

 32 Irina Sebrova

Irina Sebrova
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Famous As: Flight Commander
Birthdate: December 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tetyakovka, Russia
Died: April 5, 2000

 33 Louise McPhetridge Thaden

Louise McPhetridge Thaden
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: November 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Died: November 9, 1979

 34 Mary, Lady Heath

Mary, Lady Heath
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: November 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Knockaderry, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: May 9, 1939

 35 Yevgeniya Rudneva

Yevgeniya Rudneva
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Famous As: Head navigator
Birthdate: May 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berdyans'k, Ukraine
Died: April 9, 1944

 36 Betty Skelton

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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: June 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: August 31, 2011

 37 Evelyn Trout

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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenup, Illinois, United States
Died: January 24, 2003

 38 Touria Chaoui

Touria Chaoui
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: December 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fez, Morocco
Died: March 1, 1956

 39 Sheila Scott

Sheila Scott
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: October 20, 1988

 40 Frances Wilson Grayson

Frances Wilson Grayson
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Cherokee Village, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 23, 1927

 41 Lois Butler

Lois Butler
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Famous As: Alpine Skier
Birthdate: November 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 17, 1970

 42 Katherine Rawls

Katherine Rawls
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Famous As: Swimmer, Diver
Birthdate: June 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: April 8, 1982

 43 Hilder Florentina Smith

Hilder Florentina Smith
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Famous As: Aviator, Skydiver
Birthdate: August 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: January 11, 1977

 44 Kathleen Fox

Kathleen Fox
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Famous As: Aviator, Skydiver
Birthdate: December 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 45 Edith Clark

Edith Clark
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Famous As: Skydiver, Aviator
Birthdate: June 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: France
Died: March 16, 1937

 46 Night Witches

Night Witches
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown