Mary Felk Engineers Aviation

March 12, 1994 Mary Felk was inducted into the Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame at the International Conference of Women in Aviation. Felk fell in love with airplanes at age seven and overhauled a car engine at age 13. By the time she graduated from high school she had turned to aircraft engines. During WWII she became the first woman aircraft R&D engineer at Wright Field. She logged over 5,000 flight hours as a B-29 flight engineer, wrote flight manuals for dozens of complex airplanes, and had a Lockheed P-80 model named “Mary’s Little Lamb” in her honor.
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