Helen Richey was the first female pilot to be hired to fly by a commercial scheduled passenger carrier on December 13, 1934
with Central Airlines.
Helen Richey, born on November 12, 1909 in McKeesport, PA, began her flying career as a teenager out of high school. In 1929
she became the first licensed female pilot in Allegheny County. In August 1932, Richey and Frances Marsalis set a new women's
endurance when the pair stayed aloft for almost ten days. In May 1934, Richey won the main race at the first National Air
Meet for Women in Dayton.
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