Queens of the Air

Here’s a wonderful bit of film footage of the first all-women’s flying meet in Northampton, England! I love the candid shot of the pilots hand-propping – a familiar sight at Brodhead, but I haven’t seen anyone in outfits that spiffy.

March is Women’s History Month! This footage features many famous female pilots, among them Mildred Mary Petre (more commonly known as Mrs Victor Bruce), a British record-breaking racing motorist, speedboat racer and aviator in the 1920s and 1930s.