UNSUNG HEROES - EPISODE 20: AURIOL (France)

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: History
: Jacques Malaterre
: Les Films du Tambour de Soie/ Sara M/ Arte / Planète +
: 2016
: HD
: 1x26'
This episode belongs to the series : UNSUNG HEROES

Jacqueline Auriol (1917-2000) - Faster than the wind

Aviatrix Jacqueline Auriol, severely injured early in her career when a plane in which she was a passenger crashed, studied to become a test pilot while recovering from multiple surgeries. A plucky woman in a man’s world, she was the first female test pilot in France. Her professionalism, dignity, charm, and courage attracted widespread admiration, and between 1951 and 1963 she was world’s fastest woman five times. In her prime, she was the beautiful face of French aeronautics.

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