The Freedom Seat 

Women in the fastest lanes

Women Air Racers: Women in the Fastest Lanes

Many female pilots wanted to challenge themselves by racing their planes at every opportunity. They participated against men during the early 1930s until they were excluded by the fiat of race directors, and then participated in a variety of all-woman cross country races during the rest of that decade, and after World War II all the way up to the present day.


Women Air Racer  will explore the stories of the women pilots who flew, and continue to fly, in the fastest lanes.

Jacqueline Cochran and her Staggerwing Beechcraft,

Provisional cover design

WOMEN AIR RACERS

Women in the Fastest Lanes

1937 Bendix Race in which she finished 3rd