The 99s Museum of Women Pilots features exhibitions on female aviators from the earliest days to the present. Harriet Quimby and Matilde Moisant received their pilots’ licenses in 1911. These brave women took to the skies before women had the right to vote. Harriet Quimby went on to become the first woman to fly across the English Channel in 1912. Sadly, Harriet died in a plane crash that same year, and shortly after Matilde stopped flying. Many other women followed in their footsteps, picked up the torch and took to the sky.