Quick, name the most famous female aviator of all time? Of course your answer was Amelia Earhart, a revolutionary figure in aviation with a tragic story to boot. However, blogger Todd McClamroch contends that Jerrie Mock should have been in your decision set. Wait … Jerrie Who?
On March 19, 1962, Mock, an airport manager in Columbus, Ohio, and a 500-hour private pilot, took off on a round-the-world solo flight in her successful bid to become the first woman to fly solo around the world.
In his post at My Flight Blog, McClamroch spells out her challenges and victories. Check it out here.