First In Flight Sarah Van Deman

October 27, 1909 Sarah Van Deman aka “Lady Jack” flew with Wilbur Wright, becoming the first woman airplane passenger in America. Van Deman was a friend of Katharine Wright, the inventors’ sister. “Now I know why birds sing,” she said. “It was wonderful. There is no earthly sensation I can compare with it. Afraid? Why should I be? I never thought of that.”