Hooray for Maryse Bastie!

February 27, 1898 Maryse Bastie was born. Bastie came from a struggling family but by the 1920’s she had purchased her own plane and was performing in aerobatic shows to earn a living. By the 1930’s she had opened her own flight school and become a Captain in the French Air Force. She was awarded the Legion of Honor for military service.