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1. Mrs. Hart O. Berg was the first American woman to fly as a passenger in an airplane. She is shown her beside Wilbur Wright shortly before their takeoff at Auvers, France. Note how securely her hat is tied down. (Photo: SI#A43064B) 2. The first woman to fly as an airplane passenger in America was Mrs. Ralph Van Deman. She was a good friend of the Wright brothers' sister Katherine. (Photo: SI#77-717) 3. The front page of "The Detroit Free Press" for June 20, 1911, and following days ran headline coverage of women flying at the Detroit Air Meet. (Photo: Courtesy the Detroit Public Library) 4. Although today thousands of women make commercial airline flights daily throughout the world, the very first woman to fly on a scheduled airline was Mrs. L. A. Whitney in 1914. (Photo: Courtesy "The St. Petersburg Times") 5. Katherine Wright was a staunch supporter of her brothers' work. She and Wilbur pose for reporters before embarking on one of their European trips to demonstrate Wright aircraft. (Photo: SI#A42804G)
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