23 October 2010

baroness elise raymonde deroche



With an addiction for the skies, this remarkable aviation pioneer made the (natural!!) progression from ballooning to become the first woman to hold a pilot's license in 1910. Sensational stuff.

9 comments:

gretchenmist said...

imagine being that fearless!
great sketch :)

helicopter6 said...

Thank you! What an amazing era it must have been. I'm not sure if I'm that fearless, but I would've loved to be have been one of them! I bought a great book a while ago that profiles these very spunky gals http://www.amazon.com/Women-Aviators-Amelia-Earhart-History/dp/208030108X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287803008&sr=1-1

ss said...

Beautiful.
Loved your blog.

helicopter6 said...

Thank you so very much ss.

Amy Hauschild said...

What an inspirational lady! 100 years ago, can't imagine her courage...

love your illustration too..

:) Amy

holly aka golly said...

That is quite remarkable!

helicopter6 said...

Indeed Miss Holly & Miss Amy. Indeed!

Maarten. said...

lovely (: (:

helicopter6 said...

Cheers Maarten. BTW, love the title of your blog :-)