Lady Mary Heath Lands a Royal Dutch Airliner at Croydon Airport, 1928

Summary

In 1927 Mary, Lady Heath became the first woman in Ireland or Great Britain to earn a commercial pilot's license. It allowed her to fly passenger aircraft like the Royal Dutch airliner she is seen here landing at London's Croydon Airport. A 1929 crash in Cleveland impaired her health, and Lady Heath died from an apparent blood clot in 1939.

In 1927 Mary, Lady Heath became the first woman in Ireland or Great Britain to earn a commercial pilot's license. It allowed her to fly passenger aircraft like the Royal Dutch airliner she is seen here landing at London's Croydon Airport. A 1929 crash in Cleveland impaired her health, and Lady Heath died from an apparent blood clot in 1939.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.125 in

Width: 7.125 in

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