At a time when women became teachers, nurses, and housewives, Clara Livingston became an aviatrix! ✈
As a young girl, Clara fell in love with flying.
When she inherited her family’s beachside property in Puerto Rico, she converted a portion into a landing strip.
Flying to St. Thomas & St. Croix
One honorable guest she transported was Jacob Baker, the Assistant Civil Works Administrator.
They touched down in 1934 on their historic flight through the West Indies.
200th Licensed Female Pilot
Clara continued flying and teaching others, becoming the 200th licensed female pilot, and the 11th licensed female helicopter pilot in the world.
Close friends with Amelia Earhart, Clara Livingston embodied the sentiments of her colleague.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. ~ Amelia Earhart
This remarkable pioneer, who blazed a trail to the Virgin Islands with her single-engine plane, opened the doors to make regular flights a possibility.
Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive by air every year! 🛩
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