Louise Sacchi Over Land And Sea

April 15, 1913 Ferry pilot Louise Sacchi was born. Sacchi flew planes across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans over 340 times, more than any other non-airline pilot. Her record 17 hours and 10 minute flight from New York to London in a single-engine plane still stands. “Men were the only ones then who were supposed to be daring and take chances when they were young,” she said. “My friends told me I was being silly. Women weren’t supposed to have adventures.”

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