Women Trailblazers: Aida de Acosta(First Woman to Pilot a Powered Aircraft)

Aida de Acosta did something really amazing in 1903. She became the very first woman to fly a powered aircraft all by herself. In fact, Aida, piloted the dirigible six months before the Wright Brothers would make their historic flight. Even more amazing, she kept what she had done a secret for almost thirty years!

The reading passage includes Did You Know? fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities.

Great for Women’s History Month, during a unit on aviation or as a Friday activity.

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