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I was recently at the Museum for the reunion of the Douglas Aircraft Flight Test group. Had a tour with Knobby Walsh...great tour Knobby...after 17...

Dick Roberts

Dear all, had the pleasure to visit your museum a few days ago. Really well done! I was also able to get closer look to...

Thomas P. Hofer

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Jacqueline Cochrane


Cochrane (1906-1980) rose above a poverty-stricken childhood to become one of history's most accomplished female aviators.

In 1935, she became the first woman to fly in the Bendix Trophy Race, which she won in 1938. In 1937, she became the first woman to make a blind instrument landing.

She set new women's records during 1939-40, in altitude and open class speed.

During World War II, she was the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic Ocean, leading to the formation of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) program.

In 1953, she became the first woman to exceed the speed of sound.

In 1962, she became the first woman to fly a jet, a Canadair F-86 Sabre, subsequently setting 73 records in three years.

She exceeded Mach 2 in 1964, flying an F-104 Starfighter. 

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