Friday, 20 March 2009

Women pilots

I've just been tipped off about the existence of this splendid website about women pilots in Soviet Russia by a kind gentleman called Gryphon over at the Brass Goggles forum.
Intriguingly, the pilots who flew at night were called the Night Witches.  Above is a photo of one of their planes.


  1. One of my favorite early pilots is Bessie Coleman, a trick-flyer in the 1920's. She wasn't allowed to learn to fly in America because blacks weren't allowed in the aviation schools here at that time. So she taught herself French and went to France to learn!

  2. Ooh thanks, I'll have to do a post about her.