American socialite and feminist who took many well-publicized flights and encouraged other women to become pilots.
She served as first president of the "Ninety-Nines", an organization of female aviators.
She founded the "Betsy Ross Air Corps," a group composed of licensed female pilots who supported war-time relief efforts on the home front.
Her seven-year marriage to Dr. George Frederick Kunz was annulled in 1930.
Amelia Earhart was another famous female pilot.