Where have all the stunt-ambulance-cycling-aviators gone?

Hélène Dutrieu
It was a scandal that she didn’t wear a corset while flying: 

Hélène Dutrieu
(10 July 1877 – 26 June 1961), shown here in her aeroplane ca. 1911, was the fourth woman in the world, and the first from Belgium, to earn a pilot’s license and reputedly the first woman to carry passengers and to fly a seaplane. Besides being a pilot, she was a cycling world champion, stunt cyclist, stunt motorcyclist, automobile racer, wartime ambulance driver, and director of a military hospital. After WWI she became a journalist.

Nicknames: The Human Arrow, Girl Hawk

Photo credit: Bain News Service
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