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N is for Ruth Nichols

Ruth Nichols was one of the many female pioneers in aviation history and was the first woman to simultaneously hold the altitude, distance and speed records before they were broken by the more famous Amelia Earhart.

Nichols was born to a well-to-do family in New York in 1901 and was privately educated at the Master’s School. When she graduated in 1919, her father’s gift to her was a private airplane ride with the World War One ace, Eddie Stinson, and it was this that sparked her life-long interest in flying. Read more ›››