At the age of 20, Jakobsen became only the second Norwegian woman to be awarded a pilot's license, having achieved the highest position of the ten students attending the course.
She was one of the first Norwegians to try to establish commercial aviation in Norway, setting up her own airline in 1932, and making her the first female head of a Scandinavian airline.
- Webpage about Gidsken Jakobsen (Norwegian)
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