Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

Probably the most famous German aviatrix was born in Hanover, Germany on 30 May 1907. In 1928, she attended a lecture by famed aviator Hermann Köhl, who had recently completed a historic East-West Atlantic crossing. This lecture is described as the spark that ignited her interest in aviation.

At just 21 years old, with funds from a small inheritance (against the wishes of her parents) she moved to Spandau in Berlin where she took flying lessons, at Berlin-Staaken airport, under the tutelage of instructor Otto Thomsen. She soon made her solo flight in a small Klemm KL-20. With her money running out, it was suggested that she give aerobatic displays on the weekends. She found this financially rewarding, but personally unsatisfying...
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Comment by lord_k on October 5, 2009 at 1:26pm
I'd like to post some photos of her first husband too - a real hero.
Comment by Tome Wilson on October 5, 2009 at 1:01pm
This is exactly what I love to hear about the diesel era.

The "I can do that" attitude combined with the "there's nothing stopping you" spirit is simply glorious.

Thanks for this post!

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