This Day in Aviation History
March 19th, 1964
Jerrie Mock sets out on her around the world solo flight.
She flew a single engine Cessna 180 (registered N1538C) christened the “Spirit of Columbus” and nicknamed “Charlie.” The trip began March 19, 1964, in Columbus, Ohio, and ended April 17, 1964, in Columbus, Ohio, and took 29 days, 21 stopovers and almost 22,860 miles (36,790 km). She was subsequently awarded the Louis Blériot medal from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in 1965. In 1970 she published the story of her round-the-world flight in the book Three-Eight Charlie…..
Wikipedia, Jerrie Mock:
YouTube, Jerrie Mock, First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World – WOAW Week 2014: – By WomenOfAviation
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YouTube, Jerrie Mock, John le Carré, and Joe Piro on “To Tell the Truth” (April 27, 1964):
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