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Katherine Sui Fu Cheung

Katherine Cheung became the first Chinese American woman to be a licensed pilot.

 

Cheung was later inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum enshrined her as America's first Asian American aviatrix.

Women in Aviation

Women have always been involved in aviation, whether it was behind the scenes supporting the efforts of others, or taking on the challenges of piloting and taking risks with experimental aircraft - to taking their rightful place in space exploration. Today, women work in all fields of aviation. They're commercial and military pilots, astronauts, flight engineers, mechanics, and the list goes on