Trailblazers: ALPA Salutes Amelia Earhart and Today’s Women Making Aviation History

During Women’s History Month, we’re excited to pay homage to the many trailblazing female aviators who set records, broke barriers, and shattered ceilings. Throughout the history of aviation, there have been countless women who set their sights on the sky and weren’t afraid to set a precedent in doing so. Perhaps one of the most notable among these great women is Amelia Earhart, who in 1928 joined a transatlantic flight as the first woman passenger. She would go on to become a national hero, and the first person to fly across both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Earhart was also the first person to ever attempt an around-the-world flight at the equator. Women who aren’t afraid to be first make way for those who are eager to be next. In honor of Amelia Earhart, we salute all women who continue to advance aviation with their trailblazing spirits.
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