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8 March 1910: Elise Raymonde Deroche

Elise Raymonde Deroche
Elise Raymonde Deroche

8 March 1910: The Aéro-Club de France issued license # 36 of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale to Elise Raymonde Deroche (also known as Raymonde de Laroche, and Baroness de Laroche) making her the first woman to become licensed as an airplane pilot.

Pilot Certificate number 36 of the Aero-Club de France was issued to Mme. de Laroche. (Musee de l’Air at l’Espace)
Pilot Certificate number 36 of the Aero-Club de France was issued to Mme. de Laroche. (Musee de l’Air at l’Espace)

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