Cap, Pilot, Frontier Airlines


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


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


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.



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