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Louise Sacchi

Born: Apr 15, 1913

Death: Mar 22, 1997

Nationality: United States

Louise Sacchi

Date of Birth : Apr 15, 1913
Date of Death : Mar 22, 1997

Louise Sacchi was an aviator and author who flew numerous times across the world's oceans, often solo, ferrying single and multi-engine planes. As the first international woman ferry pilot, she piloted planes across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans over 340 times, more than any other non-airline pilot. On June 28, 1971, she set a speed record by flying a single-engine land plane from New York to London in 17 hours and 10 minutes, a record that still stands today. She won numerous awards in her career, which spanned over 40 years, and was the first woman to win the prestigious Godfrey L. Cabot Award for distinguished service to aviation.

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