Clara Adams

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Clara Adams (1884 – 1971) was an aviatrix who set a variety of flying records. She is remembered primarily as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a ticketed passenger aboard the Graf Zeppelin on its return flight from New York in October 1928. Grace Marguerite Hay Drummond-Hay was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, on the outbound flight of the same journey, as a journalist. Adams also was the first woman to fly aboard the Dornier DO-X and she was one of 11 women aboard the maiden flight of the Hindenburg.[1] Despite the end of public interest of airships due to the Hindenburg disaster, Adams was still eager to fly on airships.


  1. ^ UT Dallas collection of Mrs. Adam's estate, with biographical details

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