1900 – 1920
Lillian Todd (video 13:01) – In 1910, Didier Masson successfully flew a biplane designed and built by self-taught engineer Lilian Todd. In the short film Miss Todd, Todd’s life — with the challenges the came with being a woman in early aviation — is turned into an animated musical, although her life takes a slightly different turn.
- photos – Miss E. L. Todd, Corona del Mar, Orange County—the first woman in the world, so far as is known, to build a heavier-than-air machine, (1906),the first woman to apply for a license to fly and the organizer of America’s first Junior Aero Club, 1908.
- airplane design – The outline of the machine […] is based on a minute study of the wings of the albatross in the Museum of Natural History. The wings or planes of my machine are curved both lengthwise and crosswise, in order to deflect the air when it strikes the planes.
Rosie the Riveter
Major commercial airlines
- first women – First Officerm Captain
- all women crew
Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines
- Magnificent Women and their Flying Machines – an exciting and fun outreach activity and resource for schools and other organisations based on the build of aircraft wings designed to replicate the work that can been seen in the photograph of women working at the Garlick factory in 1914. * esources, activities