Apparently when she started in the program she was the only female, today about 12% of the students in the Ohio State program are women. Given the release of the movie "Amelia" it is no wonder that the press is looking into the role of women in aviation today.
As the first woman to ride non-stop across the Atlantic, and the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo, Amelia Earhart captured the imagination of both men and women across the globe.
This explains why even to this day people wonder, search and speculate on where she and her navigator wound up. It also explains why we see more and more women in the cockpit of aircraft today.
My wife is a pilot, and given what I know of her abilities and skills I think women have found their rightful place in aviation.
The next time you travel on the airlines glance into the cockpit. If there is a female pilot there stop and have a short chat - you might be surprised what you learn.
Flying does not rely so much on strength, as on physical and mental co-ordination. — Elise Deroche, first lady to solo an airplane
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
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