Flight Instructor Barbara Kibbee, Civilian Pilot Training Program, November 21, 1939

Summary

Barbara Kibbee started flying in 1937, earned a commercial rating and took a job as a check pilot for the Ryan Aeronautical Company of San Diego. As the looming war created a need for trained flyers, Kibbee joined the Civilian Pilot Training Program as an instructor based at New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was the program's first female instructor.

Barbara Kibbee started flying in 1937, earned a commercial rating and took a job as a check pilot for the Ryan Aeronautical Company of San Diego. As the looming war created a need for trained flyers, Kibbee joined the Civilian Pilot Training Program as an instructor based at New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was the program's first female instructor.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

21 November 1939

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

88.332.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.125 in

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