Nancy Bird Walton

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Birthday
16, 1915
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 13, 2009 (93)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1915
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 13, 2009 (93)

About

Aviation pioneer who broke down the strict gender barriers of her time by founding the Australian Women Pilots' Association in 1950. At age nineteen, she became the youngest Australian woman ever to earn a pilot's license.

Before Fame

She quit school at age thirteen and began taking flying lessons in 1933.

Trivia

She was declared an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia in 1997.

Family Life

She married and had two children with Charles Walton.

Associated With

She and Matt Hall are two of Australia's most famous pilots.