Marie-Antoinette "Maryse" Hilsz
|Born||7 March 1903|
|Died||30 January 1946|
Maryse Hilsz (7 March 1903 – 30 January 1946) was a French aviator known for high altitude and endurance flights. She served with the French Resistance during World War II and died in an air crash in 1946.
In 1933 she shared the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale "Woman of the Year Award" with Amelia Earhart, and was the winner of the Harmon Trophy the same year. She had only been flying since 1930, having saved the tuition fee for the aviation license by doing entertainment stunts including parachute jump and standing on the wings of a flying plane.
Notable flights
|September 9, 1931||Completed long distance flight of Paris - Saigon - Paris|
|August 19, 1932||Set new women's altitude record at 10,000 m (33,000 ft)|
|April 28, 1934||Flight between Paris - Tokyo - Paris over 30,000 km (19,000 mi) distance in a Breguet.|
|June 17, 1934||Set new women's altitude record at 11,800 m (38,700 ft)|
|June 23, 1936||Set new women's altitude record at 14,309 m (46,946 ft) in a Potez 50.|
|December 23, 1937||Set new Paris - Saigon time of four days|
- "Monash". Ctie.monash.edu.au. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- Elgen M. Long; Marie K. Long (15 January 2000). Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved. Simon and Schuster. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-7432-0217-6.
- "Post and Settle Win Flying Prizes". New York Times. April 22, 1934.
- "Éphérémides". L'Aérophile: 11. June 1946.
- Flying Magazine. April 1936. p. 244. ISSN 0015-4806.
- "Nos deuils". L'Aérophile: 65. March 1946.
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