Jerrie Mock

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Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Sep 30, 2014 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Sep 30, 2014 (88)

About

First female pilot to fly around the world alone, this Ohio-born adventurer made her historic flight in a single-engine Cessna 180 in March and April of 1964. Six years later, she published Three-Eight Charlie, a book detailing her feat.

Before Fame

She fell in love with flying at the age of seven, as a result of riding in the cockpit of a small airplane. After graduating from high school, she entered Ohio State University's aeronautical engineering program.

Trivia

The plane (nicknamed "The Spirit of Columbus") in which she made her famous flight was put on display in Virginia's National Air and Space Museum.

Family Life

Born Geraldine Fredritz in Newark, Ohio, she married Russell Mock and raised three children.

Associated With

She received the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's 1965 Louis Bleriot medal.