The Bessie Coleman Flying the Blues Blog takes a look at the life of pioneering aviatrix Bessie Coleman. She was admired for her death defying skills as an airshow barnstormer. Because of her race, Bessie had to go to France to receive flight training where she earn an international pilots license. Coleman died in 1926 in a plane crash in Jacksonville, FL on April 30th. Coleman's dream of opening a school inspired her followers to form the schools that trained the Tuskegee Airmen.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Bessie Coleman Grave Flyover
Since 1931 pilots (from the Tuskegee Airmen to Bessie Coleman-inspired female pilots) have flown over Chicago's Lincoln cemetery to drop flowers onto Bessie Coleman's grave...