Amelie Beese

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Birthday
13, 1886
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 22, 1925 (39)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1886
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 22, 1925 (39)

About

Female pilot in early 20th century Germany who gained fame as the country's first aviatrix.

Before Fame

Her studies of mathematics and aeronautical engineering inspired her to become a pilot.

Trivia

Her biggest challenge in learning to fly was not a lack of money, but a lack of willingness on the part of flight instructors to teach a woman how to fly.

Family Life

Her parents both supported her in her passion; her mother even lent her money to open her own flying school.

Associated With

She and New Zealand pilot, Jean Mermoz , both opened up new opportunities for female pilots.