Florida Atlantic historian celebrates first English Channel flight

Nearly 100 women from the USA, Canada and Europe are in Kent to commemorate the centenary of the first flight by a female pilot across the Channel.

Harriet Quimby flew from Dover to northern France a year after she became the first woman to gain a pilot's licence in the USA....

"This is a very important event," said history professor Dr Barbara Ganson.

Dr Ganson, of Florida Atlantic University, said: "It is always a joy to talk and to study history but I want to help make history and celebrate history.

"I'm flying the Channel - that's why I came here."...

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