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  Aeronautics - Harriet Quimby
On August 1, 1911, Harriet Quimby set a landing accuracy record of 7'9" from the mark set for her on the field by the officials, thereby passing the requirements for her pilot's license.
Harriet Quimby was a superstitious woman who wore lucky jewelry and made it a point never to fly on Sundays.
Harriet Quimby was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York on July 4, 1912.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/quimby.htm   (2761 words)

 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Harriet Quimby
Harriet quickly excelled in her new ambition, becoming the first licensed female pilot in the U. With her friend, Matilde Moisant, Quimby began touring with the Moisant International Aviators and performing at flying exhibitions.
Upon landing, Quimby was greeted with shouts of adulation by a cheering crowd and was hoisted upon the shoulders of local residents.
Quimby, who had written about safety precautions in flying, was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/innovators/hquimby.html   (677 words)

 Traverse City Record-Eagle -- www.record-eagle.com
ARCADIA - Native daughter Harriet Quimby, the first woman to fly across the English Channel, had fame snatched away from her when her heroic April 15, 1912 flight coincided with another historic event - the sinking of the Titanic.
Quimby, who was born and lived in Arcadia until she was 8 years old, lived a colorful life among the rich and famous despite her humble beginning as a poor farmer's girl.
Quimby was a journalist by trade and was legendary for her green eyes, dark hair and willingness to try anything once.
www.record-eagle.com /1999/sep/26pilot.htm   (1001 words)

 Harriet Quimby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Harriet Quimby was noted for her daring, courageous spirit and achieved fame as one of the first woman reporters for a major newspaper, The San Francisco Call." By 1902 she had written in several other publications, but she is best remembered as the first American woman to earn a pilot's license.
Harriet Quimby was born on May 11, 1875, in Kinderhook Township, Michigan and educated in private schools in America and Europe.
Harriet‚s goal was Calais, France, but she arrived 25 miles north in Hardclat on a sandy fishing beach.
www.womeninaviation.com /harriet.html   (314 words)

 Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby, a journalist by training, was the first major female pilot in the United States, and one of the world's best women aviators.
Although Quimby lived only to age 37, she had a major impact on women's roles in aviation; she was a true pioneer and helped break down stereotypes about women's abilities during the first decade of flight.
Quimby had originally intended to keep her flight lessons a secret, but eventually the press discovered that women were learning to fly and she and Matilde became a big story (although it is uncertain whether the press "discovered" the story or whether Harriet led them to it).
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Explorers_Record_Setters_and_Daredevils/quimby/EX5.htm   (1423 words)

 Harriet Quimby - The Cradle of Aviation Museum
Harriet Quimby prepared herself and her plane to claim the record for the first female to pilot across the English Channel.
Quimby and passenger were thrown from her new two-seat Bleriot the plane during an exhibition flight.
Harriet Quimby was willing to venture into the little known and her ambitions led the way for others in this new field of flight.
www.cradleofaviation.org /history/people/quimby2.html   (947 words)

 Twist of Fate
Harriet, unable to sleep, stood in the darkness next to her machine.
Harriet continued her career as a journalist; however, she now primarily became an aviation reporter.
Harriet had not picketed with suffragettes, but in her own way she had championed their cause, had carried their banners high into the skies over America.
www.patspalace.com /HARRIET.htm   (961 words)

 No. 1696: Harriet Quimby
Quimby's stunning beauty is central to her story, but not in the way we first might think.
Quimby was the first American woman to be licensed as a flyer; Matilde soon followed.
Quimby struggled to regain control; then she too was thrown out.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1696.htm   (537 words)

 TheHistoryNet | Aviation History | Harriet Quimby: First Licensed U.S. Woman Pilot
Harriet Quimby invaded man's domain as the country's first licensed woman pilot and gained fame for her aerial feats, only to die prematurely in a puzzling air crash.
Harriet Quimby is remembered and has not been, as the columnist feared, "thrown out with the old newspaper clips." She lives, first, in the pages of a dozen or more encyclopedias and aeronautical histories, not only as this nation's first licensed female flier but also as a talented writer and drama critic.
At Belmont Park, Harriet marveled at 7t the "birdmen-heroes" perched on the wings of their Curtiss, Wright, and Farman biplanes, or seated half-in and halfout of the cockpits of the faster Blériot and Antoinette monoplanes.
www.historynet.com /magazines/aviation_history/3032061.html   (1030 words)

 First Woman to Fly the English Channel, 1912
Harriet proved she had a natural flying ability, excelled in her training and earned her pilot's license in August - the first American woman to achieve this.
Harriet made her flight in the early morning hours of April 16, reversing her French predecessor's route by taking off from Dover.
Harriet awoke at 3:30 AM the morning of April 16, 1912 and proceeded to the flying field at Dover with her entourage.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /quimby.htm   (1193 words)

 Traverse City Record-Eagle - News Story -- www.record-eagle.com
William Quimby was a New Yorker who had fought in the Civil War, and his wife was a skilled herbalist who nursed him with her remedies and later went into the patent medicine business as the manufacturer of such tonics as Quimby's Liver Invigorator.
Here, Harriet developed a passion for the stage (she listed her occupation as "actress" in the 1900 census) but her writing ability was apparently better than her acting ability.
Here at the Quimby homestead, it's sad to think about the glamorous, talented young woman Harriet was, about the brevity of her meteoric career.
www.record-eagle.com /2002/feb/17norton.htm   (1002 words)

 Their Stamp on History: Harriet Quimby (1875-1912)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Quimby completed her training in August of that year and became the first woman in the United States to earn a pilot’s license.
By 1912, Harriet Quimby was ready for a new challenge and she set out to fly across the English Channel, one of the great aviation challenges of the day.
Harriet Quimby is remembered as a glamourous daredevil who, in only eleven months of flying, became an icon of courage and adventurousness among woman pilots.
www.stamponhistory.com /2006/03/06/0001   (305 words)

 Harriet Quimby
Her parents, William and Ursula Cook Quimby, settled in Bear Lake, present-day Arcadia Township, in 1867 and acquired this property in 1874.
Between 1887 and 1890 Harriet and her parents moved to Arroyo Grande, California, which Harriet claimed as her birthplace during interviews later in her life.
By 1900 the Quimby's were living in San Francisco where Harriet embarked on a career as a drama critic.
www.onekama.k12.mi.us /quimby/main.htm   (350 words)

 The American Experience | Fly Girls | People & Events | Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby was a New York journalist with a mysterious background.
Quimby made her name the following year as the first women to fly across the English Channel.
At the time Quimby was frustrated by the almost universal assumption that she would fail in her mission.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/flygirls/peopleevents/pandeAMEX05.html   (513 words)

 Today in Technology History - Apr 16
Harriet Quimby was probably born in Michigan in 1875, although she claimed later in her life that she was actually born in California in 1884.
On April 16, 1912, Quimby set another record: she became the first woman to pilot a plane across the English Channel, flying from Dover, England to Calais, France.
And Quimby did not have the opportunity to set any more records, because she died in an aviation accident less than three months later.
www.tecsoc.org /pubs/history/2002/apr16.htm   (300 words)

 Michigan Historical Marker: Harriet Quimby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Harriet Quimby was born in the Coldwater area on May 11 1875, to Ursala (Cook) and William Quimby.
Harriet Quimby, the first woman in the United States, and the second in the world to obtain a pilot's license, received Federation Aeronautique Internationale license No. 37 from the Aero Club of America on August 1, 1911.
During the flight, her Berliot plane was caught in turbulent air and nose-dived, plummeting both Willard and Quimby to their deaths in Dorchester Bay.
www.michmarkers.com /Pages/L1490.htm   (272 words)

 Although aviation was long considered the province of “daring young men and their flying machines,” women, too,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Harriet Quimby, America’s first licensed female pilot and Patty Wagstaff, national champion and record setter, will join aviation legends Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jackie Cochran, Louise Thaden and others as the newest female enshrinees in the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF).
Harriet Quimby was born 1875, probably in Michigan.
With a journalist’s flair for the dramatic and newsworthy, Harriet embarked on a career as an air racer and demonstration pilot.
www.iswap.org /HarrietQStory.htm   (715 words)

 "Learning to Fly"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
She was determined to learn to fly, and no one was going to convince her otherwise.
To avoid public scrutiny, she disguised herself as a man and took her flight lessons early in the morning.
After failing her first attempt to obtain her pilots license, and in less than eight years after the first flight of the Wright brothers, on the 1st, of August 1911, Harriet Quimby entered the history books as the first American woman licensed to fly an airplane.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,WH_Quimby,00.html   (434 words)

 Harriet Quimby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 - July 1, 1912) was the first major female pilot in the United States.
In 1911, Quimby used her creative writing skills to author five screenplays that were made into silent film shorts by Biograph Studios.
Harriet Quimby was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harriet_Quimby   (723 words)

 Harriet Quimby — FactMonster.com
Harriet’s earliest years were shadowy until the family surfaced in the San Francisco area.
In 1910 Harriet grew interested in aviation and a year later she became the first U.S. woman to receive a pilot’s license.
Less than three months later, while flying in a meet outside Boston, Harriet Quimby and her passenger were thrown from the plane to their deaths.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0878968.html   (256 words)

Quimby’s knickerbockers "pants, although alternatively disguised as a modest skirt, was not appreciated by all as a fashion statement.
Quimby’s prediction that her knickerbockers would be worn by all future female pilots was not far from the truth, although Ruth Law, Bernetta Miller and other birdwomen who followed her were not known for a specifically designed flying costume.
Quimby’s "cap," as we recognize it, was really her "hood" and I don’t think Quimby wore blue at all that day.
www.fabrics.net /joan502.asp   (4758 words)

 Vitrual Museum Tour: Harriet Quimby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Harriet Quimby was born and went to school in the Arcadia, Michigan area until she was about twelve years old.
A Manistee News headline said "Arcadians Declare Miss Harriet Quimby Wasn't Born in California." This exhibit shows the family timeline, William Quimby's pension application summarizing his whereabouts in his words, and other details and references about the family's life in the area before and after Harriet's birth.
This display case contains a model of the plane Harriet Quimby used to fly across the English Channel, the Bleriot XI, which is on loan from the QUimby family.
www.arcadiami.com /Museumtour/tourquimby.htm   (235 words)

 The Cigar Label Gazette - Themes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Harriet Quimby was the first female aviator to receive a pilot’s license and the first woman to fly the English Channel solo.
Quimby began learning to fly in April of 1911 while she was the editor of Leslie’s Weekly.
Harriet learned to be a stunt pilot and flew at the Mexican presidential inauguration.
www.cigarlabelgazette.com /articles/quimby.html   (612 words)

 Members in the Spotlight #2-About Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby was the first woman in the United States to earn a pilot's license, number 37.
But while Harriet was alive, she was a prolific writer and visionary.
Ninety years later, another tall, willowy brunette with a striking resemblance to Harriet Quimby dawned a Quimby look-alike purple satin flying suit, boots, gloves, and flying goggles, drove a 1906 Cadillac to a 1909 Bleriot aeroplane just like Harriet's, and flew a tribute to celebrate Harriet Quimby's achievements.
www.iswap.org /ConnieTobias.htm   (988 words)

 Winter 2002 Ohio Today Online - Following her flight plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Born in Michigan in 1875, Quimby became the first American woman to earn a pilot's license (No. 37, in 1911, to be exact) and the first woman to pilot a plane across the English Channel.
Quimby's successful flight across the English Channel in a Bleriot XI was a daredevil feat.
In a little more than a year, demand for the Quimby portrayal and her motivational talks has picked up, and documentary plans are in the works.
www.ohiou.edu /ohiotoday/winter02/depts/flight.html   (769 words)

 First Flight Shrine: Harriet Quimby - The First Flight Society - The First Flight Society
The year the Wright brothers made the first flights, Quimby was a journalist in New York City.
In October 1910, Quimby was accepted at the Moisant School of Aviation in Mineola, New York.
After some exhibition flying in Mexico with the Moisant International Aviators Exhibition Team, Quimby returned to New York to begin preparations to be the first woman to fly the English Channel.
www.firstflight.org /shrine/harriet_quimby.cfm   (245 words)

 KENSICO Cemetery
Located in the central area of the plot, to the left of the obelisk, beneath two large oak trees and behind the Smith monument, is a tall marker with a plaque picturing an airplane.
The first American woman to receive a pilot's license and the first woman to fly solo over the English Channel, Harriet Quimby dazzled the aviation-crazed public with her extravagant purple satin flying ensemble and her extraordinary piloting.
I have never had an accident in the air." On July 1, 1912, Harriet Quimby's luck turned against her while flying to an aviation meet in Boston.
www.kensico.org /historic-scenic-tour-23.asp   (200 words)

Quimby loves speed and racetracks, and in October 1910, she goes to the Belmont Park International Aviation meet to see the second air show in America.
But Quimby is not a feminist, and she opposes the confrontational tactics used by the suffragettes.
But you don’t have to believe that Quimby is buried under a tombstone with no birthdate, or is only a face on a stamp.
www.lighterthanair.net /harriet.htm   (2122 words)

 Information about U.S. Proofcard®: 50¢ Harriet Quimby Airmail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In her brief, two-year aviation career, Harriet Quimby achieved two distinctive "firsts" -- she became the first American woman to receive her pilot's license and the first American woman to fly across the English Channel.
Watching aerial stunts by the world's finest fliers thrilled Quimby, but the absence of female pilots challenged her to cross the barriers of this male-dominated profession.
The artwork on this Proofcard presents vivid images of Harriet Quimby -- her victory ride on the shoulders of the French farmers who witnessed her Channel landing; her "Gibson-Girl" pose in fashionable array.
www.unicover.com /EA4PAB8U.HTM   (421 words)

 Harriet Quimby
This page, which is devoted to the life and career of Harriet Quimby, offers a comprehensive summary which will enable you to put information from the other resources in context.
This story of Harriet Quimby is found on the www.ibis.com website and is one of a series devoted to significant events in the 20th Century.
I was working on my Paul Beck project when I came across your page on Harriet Quimby, and thought that you might be able to use some details for the In Memorium section.
www.earlyaviators.com /equimby.htm   (1550 words)

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