I found some old photographs tonight of my great grandmother, Harriett Sackett, and her friend Helen Frigo amongst others. In the 30s, they became members of the Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots. She was a strong, independent woman and I wish I had a chance to meet her.

1934 Washington Women’s Air Meet, sponsored by the Washington Women Pilots Association (it was also sanctioned by the NAA.) The event took place at College Park 13-14 October 1934. Earlier that year, the Washington Air Derby Association had opened its membership to women; its first women members were Johanna Busse, Edna M. Gardner, Harriett Sackett, C.M. Savage and Helen Frigo.

Source: Flickr / winterwindows

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