Alys McKey Bryant (*-*)
Alys McKey Bryant began taking flying lessons in the summer of 1912 in a Curtiss biplane after answering and ad stating...
"Wanted : young lady to learn to fly for exhibition purposes."
She was interviewed and hired by Fred Bennett and his pilot, John Bryant, of the Bennett Aero Company of Palms, California.
Bryant was the first woman to fly in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, and in Canada, where she performed for the Prince of Wales and Duke of York. In Seattle, she set a new women's altitude record of 2,900 feet.
Following the death of her husband in August of 1913, she stopped flying. She later returned to do a few movie flights in Seattle and then permanently retired.
Alys McKey Bryant
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