Joan Meakin

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Joan Meakin
NationalityUK
Known forFirst female to cross the English Channel in a glider

Joan Meakin (7 January 1910 – 11 November 1977 born Marjorie Joan) became the first female glider pilot to fly over the English Channel on 5 April 1934. She was also the only female flyer in Sir Alan Cobham's Flying Circus.[1][2]

She married Ronald Price who was the assistant general manager to the circus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girl Glides Channel". Video. British Pathe.
  2. ^ "Joan Meakin, Glider Pilot". Nother and April Sadowski. Retrieved 17 August 2011.