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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (1892)

Coleman was an American civil aviator who became the first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. After attaining her license in France, Coleman continued to train extensively and earned a living as a stunt pilot in air shows, earning the nickname "Queen Bess." She died in an aviation accident in 1926, but her legacy inspired countless aviators. What led to the accident that resulted in Coleman's death? More...
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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (1892)
Coleman was an American civil aviator who became the first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. After attaining her license in France, Coleman continued to train extensively and earned a living as a stunt pilot in air shows, earning the nickname "Queen Bess." She died in an aviation accident in 1926, but her legacy inspired countless aviators.
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Coleman was an American civil aviator who became the first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. After attaining her license in France, Coleman continued to train extensively and earned a living as a stunt pilot in air shows, earning the nickname "Queen Bess." She died in an aviation accident in 1926, but her legacy inspired countless aviators.
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Awesome story...very sad ending.

Before 9/11 I was going for my Pilots license and doing very good, clocked 60hrs in the air and took the ground classes (I was 60)...but after the Twin Towers tragedy my mom didn't want me to fly...she was afraid I'd be in danger...although it wasn't possible, (nobody would hijack a 2-seater plane!) I stopped altogether...

My adage still is: "Life is not a dress rehearsal...there are seven days a week...'Someday' isn't one of them"

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman R.I.P. I will see you in glory...

hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
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