Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Attempting to fly around the world, on June Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, departed from Miami with great fanfare. She disappeared on July
A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.