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MN DNR honored to have first woman helicopter pilot

About 6% of the world's professional pilots are women.

Surprisingly India is the country leading the way where

slightly over 14% of the pilots are female. Among helicopter

pilots the number is just 4%, but in all categories, the number

of women in aviation is rising.

In 1938 Hannah Reitsch became the first of her gender to fly

a helicopter. Ms. Reitsch was a German civilian test pilot

who flew the first controllable helicopter, the Focke-Achellis

61. She also flew the Messerschmidt 163 making her the first

rocket powered woman aviator as well.

Hannah Reitsch lived in an evil culture during her...

 

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