Meet Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock from Columbus, Ohio who was the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964.
The mother of three children, barely five feet tall and weighing little more than 100 pounds, this "flying housewife," as she was called then, achieved her goal in 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes and covered 37,180 km (23,103 miles). She piloted a 1953 Cessna 180 single-engine monoplane, called the Spirit of Columbus.
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