Cap, Pilot, Frontier Airlines

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

First Officer

Frontier Airlines, 1973

Emily Howell broke through the gender barrier to become the first American woman to fly routinely for a scheduled U.S. commercial airline. An experienced pilot when regional carrier Frontier Airlines hired her as a second officer in 1973, Howell soon advanced to first officer (co-pilot) and then to captain.

Gift of Emily Howell through Frontier Airlines

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Materials

Fabric, leather, plastic (vinyl), plastic (monofilament woven tube), copper alloy, paint, plant fiber, paper

Dimensions

Clothing: 28 × 29 × 12.5cm (11 in. × 11 7/16 in. × 4 15/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Gray wool, black leather visor, metal badge, size 7-3/8 in.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19761529000