Early female pilot and founder of a successful aircraft manufacturing company in the United Kingdom.
She spent time in Egypt during her late teens and later attended nursing school before setting her sights on a career in aviation.
She and engineer Gustav Blondeau opened a flying school in England and also began manufacturing and selling airplane parts.
Her father, Rev. George W. Herbert, was the vicar of an English church.
She was a leading female aviatrix in England, very similar to her American peer Amelia Earhart .