Female Pilots

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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 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova.
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Famous As: Pilot, Astronaut, Politician
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia
Former cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is currently part of the Russian State Duma. In 1963, she became the first woman to fly into space when she went on a solo mission aboard the Vostok 6. She has won many honors, such as the Hero of the Soviet Union.

 3 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

 4 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.

 5 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

 6 Beryl Markham

Beryl Markham
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Famous As: Horse trainer
Birthdate: October 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leicester
Died: August 3, 1986

 7 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
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 8 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

 9 Nadiya Savchenko

Nadiya Savchenko
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Famous As: Politician, pilot
Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)

 10 Svetlana Kapanina

Svetlana Kapanina
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: December 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan

 11 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

 12 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

 13 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

 14 Valery Chkalov

Valery Chkalov
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chkalovsk
Died: December 15, 1938

 15 Raymonde de Laroche

Raymonde de Laroche
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: August 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 18, 1919

 16 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

 17 Nadezhda Popova

Nadezhda Popova
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: December 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shabanovka, Russia
Died: July 6, 2013

 18 Ewa WiSnierska

Ewa WiSnierska
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Famous As: Paraglider
Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nysa, Poland

 19 Elly Beinhorn

Elly Beinhorn
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: May 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: November 28, 2007

 20 Niloofar Rahmani

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

 21 Jacqueline Auriol

Jacqueline Auriol
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: November 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Challans, France
Died: February 11, 2000

 22 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

 23 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

 24 Khiuaz Dospanova

Khiuaz Dospanova
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: May 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kurmangazy District, Kazakhstan
Died: May 20, 2008

 25 Betty Skelton

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

 26 Evelyn Trout

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

 27 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

 28 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

 29 Latifa Nabizada

Latifa Nabizada
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Famous As: Helicopter pilot, Colonel
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

 30 Thokozile Muwamba

Thokozile Muwamba
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: 1993 AD
Birthplace: Zambia

 31 Ouma Laouali

Ouma Laouali
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Niger

 32 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

 33 Melissa Andrzejewski

Melissa Andrzejewski
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Famous As: Skydiver, Pilot
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United states