Jacqueline Cochran


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Noun1.Jacqueline Cochran - United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)Jacqueline Cochran - United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)
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Founded by Nancy Love and Jacqueline Cochran in 1942, WASP grew to a fleet of 1,102 women pilots who flew every type of World War II military aircraft for non-combat missions domestically.
Jacqueline Cochran: Biography of a Pioneer Aviator.
JetSuiteX is offering flights between Burbank/Los Angeles (BUR) and the Coachella Valley's Jacqueline Cochran Desert Resorts Regional Airport (TRM) in Thermal for the weekends of April 14-17 and April 21-24, the airline said.
EPIC Fuels has acknowledged Desert Jet Center on the opening of its FBO (fixed base operation) at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Palm Springs/Thermal, California, the company said.
The six FBOs are located at airports including Westchester County Airport, New York; Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Scottsdale Airport, Arizona; Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alaska; Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, California; and Fresno Yosemite International Airport, California.
She describes the events before and after Pearl Harbor that led to the establishment of the Air Transport Command and Ferrying Division of the US Army Air Forces; women who were recruited to move liaison and primary trainer aircraft from the factories to flight training schools, as part of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron headed by Nancy Love; the Army flight training school for women established by pilot Jacqueline Cochran and Commanding General of the Army Air Forces H.H.
Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier.
In 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, California.
According to a WASP history published by Texas Woman's University, which has a repository of WASP documents, record-setting aviator Jacqueline Cochran sent a letter to first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in September 1939, the day after German tanks rolled into Warsaw, urging the use of women as pilots in the military.
Jacqueline Cochran: Biography of a Pioneer Aviator is an in-depth biography of aviation pioneer Jacqueline Cochran, whose accomplishments in her field arguably surpass those of the betterknown trailblazer Amelia Earhart.
The words of the famous aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran take on added significance since they were written almost forty years ago: Earthbound souls know only that underside of the atmosphere in which they live...but go higher up--above the dust and water vapor--and the sky turns dark and, up high enough, one can see the stars at noon.