Jacqueline Auriol (1917 - 2000)🇨🇵️
Jacqueline Auriol was a French aviator who also set several world speed records. She was the first female test pilot in France , especially the first woman to fly on Concorde as a test pilot.
In 1938, she married Paul Auriol, son of Vincent Auriol (who would become President of France). During World War II, Jacqueline Auriol, was part of the French Resistance. She took up flying in 1946, by challenge and by taste of sport, but soon Jacqueline Auriol became an accomplished stunt flier and test pilot.
Jacqueline was severely injured as a passenger in a crash in 1949. In this accident, many of the bones in her face were broken, and she spent nearly three years in hospitals & underwent 33 reconstructive operations.
To occupy her mind she studied algebra, trigonometry, aerodynamics, and other subjects necessary to obtain advanced pilot certification. With great obstinacy, she will pass the military licence for gliding and helicopter piloting, She earned a military pilot license in 1950 then qualified as one of the first female test pilots. She was amongst the first women to break the sound barrier and set five world speed records in the
1950s and 1960s.
On four occasions she was awarded the Harmon International Trophy in recognition of her aviationexploits.
She explained her passion for flying by saying: « I feel so happy when I am flying. Perhaps it is the feeling of power, the pleasure of dominating a machine as beautiful as a Toughbred horse. Mingled with these basic joys is another less primitive feeling, that of a mission accomplished. Each time I set foot on an airfield, I sense with fresh excitement that this is where I belong »
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