Jacqueline Cochran

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Jacqueline Cochran
BirthplaceMuscogee, Florida
aviator, test pilot, spokesperson, and businessperson

Cochran, Jacqueline

(1910–80) aviator; born in Pensacola, Fla. An orphan, her first career was as an owner of a profitable cosmetics company. Receiving her pilot's license in 1932, she was the first woman to fly in the Bendix transcontinental race three years later. She won the Bendix Trophy in 1938. The first woman to pilot a bomber across the Atlantic in World War II, she directed the Women's Air Force Service Pilots. In 1953 she became the first woman to fly faster than sound; in 1964 she flew faster than twice the speed of sound. At her death she held more flight records than any other pilot.
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Women like Amelia Earhart and Jacqueline Cochran were highly visible and continually earned kudos and criticism, but most women in early aviation posed an economic threat to the men.
In 1941, Jacqueline Cochran copiloted an Air Force bomber to England.
A total of 1,114 medals were minted for the WASP: 28 for the original WAFS including Nancy Love; 1,074 for the graduates of the Army flight training school in Texas; 11 for the women trainees who died in pursuit of their wings; and one for the director of the WASP, Jacqueline Cochran.
A trailblazing figure for women's service in the military along with her rival Jacqueline Cochran, Nancy Love was a dedicated and determined aviation enthusiast and served admirably as the Executive for the unified women's programs under the name Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).
In addition to Palm Springs International Airport, the controllers handle all air traffic in and out of Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport and Bermuda Dunes Airport.
During her career, Jacqueline Cochran set more speed, distance and altitude records than any other pilot, male or female.
The purchase will see the divestment of six co-located FBO locations: Westchester County (New York) Airport; Washington Dulles International; Scottsdale (Arizona) Airport; Anchorage International; Fresno Yosemite International; and Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (California).