Photo Gallery: Stylish Pilots of the Early 20th Century

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Baroness Raymonde de Laroche

This Parisian-born daughter of a plumber was not of noble birth, but she was so taken by Wilbur Wright’s 1908 demonstrations of powered flight in her hometown, that she convinced a friend to teach her to fly, eventually going on to become the first woman in the world to receive an “aeroplane” pilot’s licesce.