Hilda Hewlett

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Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 21, 1943 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 21, 1943 (79)

About

Early female pilot and founder of a successful aircraft manufacturing company in the United Kingdom.

Before Fame

She spent time in Egypt during her late teens and later attended nursing school before setting her sights on a career in aviation.

Trivia

She and engineer Gustav Blondeau opened a flying school in England and also began manufacturing and selling airplane parts.

Family Life

Her father, Rev. George W. Herbert, was the vicar of an English church.

Associated With

She was a leading female aviatrix in England, very similar to her American peer Amelia Earhart .