Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pheobe Omlie - Born to Fly




One of the women inspired by Ruth Law was Pheobe Omlie, who became one of the greatest barnstormers of the post-war period. Omlie crusaded for safety markers to assist aerial navigation and, with the help of fliers Blanche Noyes and Louise Thade, flew around the country identifying the best locations for directional markers. Omlie was appointed by President Roosevelt to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), making her the first woman to hold a governmentpost in the field of aviation.

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