Birds Fly Too

September 11, 1911 Hilda Hewlett, aka “Grace Bird”, Britain’s first female pilot, flew her Farman Pusher biplane in an airshow at Chelson Meadow in Plymouth, England. Fly Bird, fly! She later taught her son to fly and separated from her husband Maurice after he said “Women will never be as successful in aviation as men. They have not the right kind of nerve.”