12 June 1930

Ruth Nichols’ pilot license, signed by Orville Wright.

12 June 1930: Ruth Rowland Nichols is issued a pilot’s license by the National Aeronautic Association. Ms. Nichols, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart, Louise Thaden, and Jackie Cochran, would set several world aviation records.

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Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

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