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Question :
Who was the first black woman to gain a commercial pilots license?
 
Answer :
Willa Brown Chappell (1906-1992) earned her pilotís certificate in 1937, making her the first African-American woman to be licensed to fly in the United States. In 1939, she received a commercial pilot certificate. She was the first black woman to make a career of aviation.
http://www.ket.org/trips/aviation/chappell.htm

Thanks for asking,
Sue Lurvey
Library-Archives Manager/Museum Registrar
EAA Library

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