Gidsken Jakobsen

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Gidsken Nilsine Jakobsen (1 August 1908 – 13 June 1990) was a Norwegian aviation pioneer.

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.

In 1939 she registered her first aircraft in Oslo, and became the first person to fly from northern Norway to the capital during the winter months.

Norwegian Air Shuttle has dedicated one of their Boeing 737 aircraft, LN-NOZ to Jakobsen, and her portrait is on the plane's vertical stabilizer.

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