Bessie Coleman, the first American-American woman to hold a pilot certificate, is featured on today’s Google Doodle.
According to Biography.com’s profile:
Because flying schools in the United States denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France, earning her license from France’s well-known Caudron Brother’s School of Aviation in just seven months.
A true pioneer in the aviation world. She also appears to have specialized in aerobatics and skydiving.