August 29, 1911: Hilda Hewlett became the first English woman to earn a pilot's license. She later became the first woman to teach her child to fly in the same year.
She was the first British woman to earn a pilot's licence. She founded and ran two related businesses: the first flying school in the United Kingdom, and a successful aircraft manufacturing business which produced more than 800 aeroplanes and employed up to 700 people. She later immigrated to New Zealand.