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Check Six: First Female Army Aviator – 46 years ago

June 4, 2020

From the This Day in Aviation website

Sally D. Murphy, 25, shown here at the controls of the UH-1 “huey” helicopter, is recognized in the U.S. Army at its first woman aviator and also its first military helicopter pilot.

4 June 1974: Second Lieutenant Sally D. Woolfolk, United States Army, graduated from the Rotary Wing Flight School at the Sally D. Woolfolk, Fort Rucker, Alabama. She was the first woman to be designated a U.S. Army Aviator.

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