April 3rd, 2011

Eleanor Trehawke Davies Crosses The Pond

April 2, 1912 Eleanor Trehawke Davies became the first women to cross the English Channel in an airplane, as Gustav Hamel's passenger. The next year she climbed from her sick bed to fly with Hamel again, becoming the first woman to loop the loop.

Lillian Boyer Swings On A Wing

April 3, 1921 Waitress Lillian Boyer took her first flight in an airplane and fell in love. The next week she climbed from the cockpit out to the wing and became one of the world's most famous aerialists. By the time she retired in 1929 she had performed at 352 airshows and earned the nickname "The Girl Of Nerve."