tamilewisbrown (tamilewisbrown) wrote,
tamilewisbrown
tamilewisbrown

Elsie MacGill Stirs Up A Hurricane

March 27, 1905 Elsie MacGill was born. Known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes" MacGill was the first female aircraft designer. Her mother had been the first woman judge in Canada and a strong advocate of women's right to vote. She said "I have received many engineering awards, but I hope I will also be remembered as an advocate for the rights of women and children."
Subscribe

  • Elinor Smith Soars In A Waco

    April 5, 2008 The Waco Air Museum in Dayton, Ohio opened a "Women of Waco" exhibit, honoring women who flew Waco airplanes. Among those…

  • Ruth Law Delivers The Goods

    April 4, 1919 Ruth Law flew the first airmail to the Philippines. Law had purchased her first plane from Orville Wright in 1912 and operated the…

  • 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…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments