'Spirit of Columbus' aircraft photograph   Save
Spirit of Columbus Collection
Description: The "Spirit of Columbus," an airplane flown by pioneering female pilot Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock of Newark, Ohio, photographed in a hangar at Port Columbus airport in Columbus, Ohio. In 1964 Mock was the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world. Her trip took less than one month to complete and set speed records for planes of this size. The "Spirit of Columbus" is a Cessna 180 model aircraft manufactured by the Cessna Aircraft Company. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02698
Subjects: Franklin County (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Air travel--1960-1970; Women air pilots--United States; Cessna Aircraft Company
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Newark (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)