Le Mans Postcard of Mlle. Dutrieu, Famous Belgian Female Aviator - 1911


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Unused souvenir postcard from the famous Fetes d'Aviation, Le Mans, August 26-28, 1911Pictured is Helen Dutrieu, arguably the most accomplished and famous female aviator in Europe, 1909-1913.  She first soloed in France in 1909.  In 1910 she flew non-stop Ostend to Bruges, Belgium and was the first Belgian women to receive a pilot's license.  She debuted in America at the Nassau Boulevard Aviation Meet and set an endurance record there.  Back in France she won France's Coupe Femina with a flight of 254 km.  In Italy she beat all male competitors for the King's Cup.  The French awarded her the Legion of Honor in 1913.  Excellent condition.