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Move Over Amelia, That’s My Grandma’s Place in History – Celebrating the First Woman to Fly Around the World

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I should be in a small aircraft taking my first flying lesson in my grandmother’s honor, but thanks to the COVID-19 shut-downs, this dream is on pause.

Fifty-six years ago, my grandmother, Jerrie Mock, did something that the world still gets wrong – she was the first woman to fly around the world.

Looking for Tail Numbers

by Bert Maxwell / Mar 28, 2012 /
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Did you know that every airplane has an identifying number on it? The tail number tells you where it is registered, and the identification of the plane itself. You can look these up online. Every country has their own numbers. Every airplane that flies - including private planes, experimentals, and ultralights - have a tail number.