Pearl’s Peril : First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier!

Jacqueline Cochran: First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier 🛩

Jacqueline Cochran was a determined woman who, at the age of 47, was the first aviatrix to break the sound barrier. As one of the most ambitious female pilots ever, she set the most distance and speed records of any aviator, male or female! These accomplishments aptly earned her the nickname of “Speed Queen”. She died of old age in 1980 at her home in California, and although she never received the cult fame of Amelia Earhart, she is revered as the most decorated female aviator in the United States. What an adventurer!