Bernetta Miller Ticketed

September 25, 1912 Bernetta Adams Miller became the fifth American woman to earn a pilot’s license. On October 5, less than two weeks later, she was selected by the Moissant company to demonstrate their Bleriot monoplane to the United States army. When asked why she was chosen she later said “I suppose that this was on the basis of the idea that if a mere woman could learn to fly one, so surely could a man.”

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