Neta Snook

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Birthday
14, 1896
Birthplace
Mount Carroll, IL
Death Date
Mar 23, 1991 (95)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1896
Birthplace
Mount Carroll, IL
Death Date
Mar 23, 1991 (95)

About

Pioneering aviatrix who opened her own flight school and counted among her first students a young Amelia Earhart.

Before Fame

She was initially rejected by the Curtiss Flying School, but when her second-choice school closed halfway through her studies, she re-applied to Curtiss and was accepted.

Trivia

She was the first female Iowan to take to the skies; the first woman to train at the Curtiss Flying School; and the first woman to establish a commercial airfield.

Family Life

She grew up in Mount Carroll, Illinois, where her childhood love of mechanics was nurtured by her father.

Associated With

She was invited to fly a replica of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis in 1977.