Snippet Facts About The First Women's National Air Derby
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The first women's national air derby Amelia Earhart and 19 other women flew from California to Cleveland in August 1929 for the First Women's National Air Derby. -
The first women's national air derby Will Rogers dubbed the race the Powder Puff Derby after seeing some of the women in the derby powdering their noses. -
The first women's national air derby The women of the derby met after the race and decided to form an women's aviation organization. This organization still exists today and is called the Ninety-Nines. . -
The first women's national air derby The women of the derby arrived in Cleveland after 9 days of racing across the country to be part of the National Air Races, the largest Aviation Expo. of the day. . -
The first women's national air derby 17 out of the 20 women competing in the derby crossed the finish line. Though a few were disqualified for the official record, it was the biggest percentage of finishers of ANY derby up to that point. -