Hello, and kung hie fat choy – Happy New year from Hong Kong. Thought I would write something different tonight, and something to commemorate the birth of the first African American women to gain an international pilots license. Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) Seems strange that we recognise an achievement which to me seems discriminatory but we have to remember the history of the time and give credit to the incredible achievements of someone who was surely an amazing person. Sadly she died young and in a sad way given everything she has worked so hard for, and given the aspiration she had for aviation and women in aviation. It is good to know she has been remembered.

Michael

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