Thérèse Peltier (1873-1926)

peltier_1_200.jpg Thérèse Peltier

Thérèse Peltier, a talented sculptor, became the first woman to fly as a passenger in a heavier-than-air craft. On July 8, 1908 she made a flight of 656 feet with Léon Delagrange in Turin, Italy.

She subsequently made several solo flights in a Voisin biplane but did not pursue a flying career. On her flight at the Military Square at Turin, she flew for two minutes and traversed a distance of 200 meters at an elevation of seven feet.


Thérèse Peltier with Léon Delagrange


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