Mary Wilkins Ellis, a female ATA pilot. They were the first ever to receive equal pay for equal work in British history. But the bias of male colleagues was harder to overcome. Some flat out refused to fly with or be trained by women pilots.
In Aviatrix Elinor Smith, then earned national recognition as the youngest pilot to receive a license from the FAA. Orville Wright signed her license. Smith is the first -- and only -- pilot to fly under all four New York East River bridges.
American pilot Margaret Ray in flying gear. Ray flew with the United States Army’s Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, ferrying aircraft from factories to military bases in the continental United States.